We have an unfortunate update on the damage from the fires burning in Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties in California this week. On Monday, we noted that the Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center was inside the part of Santa Rosa evacuated for the fires. The museum, which houses a collection of the Peanuts creator’s art and memorabilia, including tribute art from other cartoonists, remains untouched by the fire, according to a report from The Mercury News.
However, the home that Schulz shared with his wife Jean before his death in 2000 has been lost in the fire, including any “a lot of Peanuts things” that Schulz’ son Monte says were contained in the home.
More importantly, Jean Schulz, who serves as president of the board of directors for the museum, escaped the fires unharmed and is currently staying with family. 23 people have lost their lives in the fire so far, with many more injured and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed.
The Schulz museum has been closed since Monday, and an update on their Facebook page reads, “The Museum is safe, but still without power, so we will be closed again today. Our hearts and thoughts are with our community! Please stay safe!”
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