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Charles Schulz, seen here in 1995, drew the "Peanuts" comic strip for 50 years.

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A tribute to the "Peanuts" comic strip and its creator will be coming to the German American Heritage Center in Davenport during September and October.

"You're a Good Man, Charles Schulz" will be on display from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25.

The exhibit features the life history of Schulz, who was born in 1922 and died in 2000, a day before his final "Peanuts" strip appeared in publications including the Quad-City Times.

Also included in the exhibit are some of Schulz's classic strips, as well as items including Snoopy's dog house, Lucy's psychiatry booth and Schroeder's piano.

As part of the exhibit Davenport cartoonist Jason Platt, creator of the "Mister & Me" comic strip, will perform "Really Good Grief!" about Schulz's life, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.

"Peanuts" first made its appearance in seven newspapers in 1950, and at its height was published daily in 2,600 papers, 75 countries and 21 languages. It flourished in various media through the years, most notably on TV with specials including "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which celebrates its golden anniversary this year.

A new, animated 3D film, "The Peanuts Movie," is scheduled for release on Nov. 6, co-written and co-produced by Schulz son, Craig and grandson, Bryan.

The German American Heritage Center is located at 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for youth and free for members.

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