The Upcountry History Museum announced it will open the exhibition “Pigskin Peanuts — From the STEM Zone to the End Zone” on Saturday, Jan. 16.
On display will be more than 250 football-themed “Peanuts” comic strips drawn by Charles M. Schulz. The collection will have five sections — Vintage Pigskin, The Fall Classic, Gridiron Tales, Woodstock Plays Football and Girls Rule. The final section will feature the characters Sally, Peppermint Patty and Marcie. Each section will explore how football evolved in the Peanuts comics.
“Though the 2020 football season seemed reminiscent of Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown in the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip, there were some memorable moments with more on the horizon as the Southern Conference kicks off its season in February,” a release from the museum said.
Other artifacts on display include the maquette for the Charlie Brown and the Football Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon.
Along with the “Peanuts” comics, there will be memorabilia from Clemson and Furman universities. There will also be an overview of the football legacies of both the Tigers and Paladins in the state.
The exhibition in Greenville is that last stop for the collection on its international tour. Visitors have until April 17 to catch the collection. Visit the museum website for more https://www.upcountryhistory.org/.