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Thornton Historical Society to host presentation on Charles Schultz

THORNTON, Ill. (March 10, 2023) – The Village of Thornton Historical Society is inviting the public to attend a free program titled “Snoopy, Sparky, and Peanuts: The Life of Charles M. Schulz” on Monday, March 27. The event will take place at 7 pm at the Thornton Historical Museum located at 114 N. Hunter Street in Thornton.

Charles M. Schulz, nicknamed, “Sparky” was the genius cartoonist famously known for his creation of the Peanuts comic strips. Schulz brought the beloved characters of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and all their friends, into the hearts and homes of Americans everywhere.

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Charles M. Schulz and his creation of the classic Peanuts characters and storyline that became part of American culture. Gibbons will explain how Schulz became widely-known as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, and how he went on to receive many awards, including the prestigious Congressional Medal Award.

Any members of the public are welcome to attend this event, and are encouraged to use the side entrance to the building. Refreshments will be served.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.