FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The famous work of Charles Schulz is coming to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon with the opening of the* Pigskin Peanuts* traveling exhibit on Feb. 1. The exhibit, organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., will feature 50 Sunday and daily comic strips demonstrating the fun Schulz had with the sport of football and explore his wonderful world of Pigskin Peanuts.
Visitors will also enjoy viewing football-themed Peanuts objects and memorabilia; dressing up in the team locker room; taking photos on a football trading card and trying their own hand at "pulling the football" from Charlie Brown. The exhibit will be on display in the Grand Hall of the Patriots' interactive sports and education museum from Feb. 1 to April 30.
Throughout his career, Schulz created more than 250 football-themed Peanuts comic strips and his "Fall Classic" – Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown just as he runs up to kick it – became a rite of autumn in American pop culture.
Schulz's other football-themed strips are equally memorable for Peanuts aficionados. Who can soon forget the "Mad Punters'" exuberant capers, Woodstock's valiant gridiron efforts, Marcie's total ineptitude at the game, or the passion and ferocity which marked Peppermint Patty's play?
The Hall is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children under the age of five receive free admission.
ABOUT THE HALL AT PATRIOT PLACE PRESENTED BY RAYTHEON
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is the crown jewel of Patriot Place and the only sports and education experience of its kind. Through a dazzling array of interactive multimedia exhibits and artifacts never before viewable by the public, The Hall showcases the tradition of the New England Patriots, explores the history of football in New England and promotes math and science education for thousands of schoolchildren each year. The Hall's signature exhibit and premier photo opportunity is The Super Bowl Experience. Visitors to the interactive exhibit can re-live each of the team's four Super Bowl championships, view the four Vince Lombardi Trophies and Super Bowl championship rings and re-enact Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl XLIX game-winning interception. The Hall received a Gold MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums and The Hall's signature film, "Patriots Way," won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Hall was named to Boston Globe Magazine's Best of the New, and was a Yankee magazine Editor's Choice recommendation. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.TheHallatPatriotPlace.com, visit "The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon" on Facebook or follow @TheHall on Twitter.