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Football-themed “Peanuts” exhibit comes to Mercer

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Just in time for football season, the Mercer Museum in Doylestown is showcasing a selection of Charles M. Schulz’s famous football-themed comic strips in an exhibit titled “Pigskin Peanuts.”

The exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 15, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 9, in the Mercer Museum’s Martin & Warwick Foundation Galleries.

“Pigskin Peanuts,” organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, Calif., showcases 50 daily and Sunday “Peanuts” comic strips featuring the sport of football and the popular characters Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more.

Guests can play dress-up as football players and take pictures at the interactive photo station featuring “Peanuts” characters.

“Every autumn, Americans’ passion for football is on full display. Many of us remember how cartoonist Charles M. Schultz had fun with the game each fall in his “Peanuts” comic strip – especially with poor Charlie Brown ending up flat on the ground after another encounter with Lucy (not) holding the football.

“‘Pigskin Peanuts – together with our companion exhibit featuring local football history – celebrates our annual love affair with the game,” said Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler.

The companion exhibit, “Bucks County Plays Football!,” highlights some of Bucks County’s own football history and traditions. It includes historic photographs, video footage, game programs, tickets, sports cards and other artifacts and memorabilia from the 1890s to the 1990s.

Admission to both exhibits is included with general museum admission. The Mercer Museum, at 84 S. Pine St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit mercermuseum.org.


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