It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

  • January 28 - September 10, 2017
  • 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
    CA, 95403
  • 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


January 28 through September 10, 2017

Charles M. Schulz brought his love of literature to his art, especially with his depiction of Snoopy as the “World Famous Author” sitting atop his doghouse using a typewriter. Snoopy began his writing career in July, 1965 with that infamous first line originally penned by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “It was a dark and stormy night.”

The Schulz Museum’s new exhibition, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, on view January 28, 2017 through September 10, 2017, explores Charles Schulz’s love of literature, displays rarely seen books from his personal library collection, and highlights many Peanuts comic strips where books and writing appear in the everyday lives of his characters. An interactive typing display allows visitors to share in Snoopy’s experience and step into the paw prints of the World Famous Author.