Charles Schulz introduced Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace in 1965 in his Peanuts comic strip, and over the decades the character has become one of Snoopy’s most recognizable personas. This traveling exhibition from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, Calif., tells the full story of the charismatic and beloved character from its early origins to the detailed research on all aspects of World War I that Schulz brought to the strips for authenticity. Visitors will learn about this favorite Peanuts storyline through high resolution reproductions of Schulz’s original comic strip artwork; World War I artifacts; photographs; film clips, and themed objects and ephemera inspired by Snoopy as the Flying Ace from toys and model airplanes to dolls, books, and more. Museum visitors can also step into character as the Flying Ace by donning flying caps and goggles for a photo-op next to Snoopy’s doghouse. Watch for more info on fun family activities during Spring Break Snoopypalooza at the end of March!
Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 1st Floor Gallery
Hours: Sun, Tues-Fri 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.