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*Did you know that Franklin, Charlie Brown’s African American buddy, almost didn’t make it into the popular Peanuts comic strip?

Did you know that all of the Peanuts characters debuted as infants, and rapidly aged once they were introduced?

Did you know that Lucy pushed a couple of early protagonists aside to ultimately become Charlie Brown’s chief foil?

Those of just some of the facts you’ll learn at the Charles M. Schultz Museum, nestled in Schultz’ hometown of Santa Rosa, California.

I really wasn’t expecting to have as much fun as I did on my recent, first visit. From the moment I walked in the door of the museum, which opened in 2002, and was greeted by a volunteer who bore an eerie resemblance to Schultz himself, I knew I was in for a treat.

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