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A commemorative license plate featuring Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts character Snoopy can now be ordered online, the state announced Thursday.

The license plate is available for preorder at www.snoopyplate.com. The cost is $50 for a commemorative plate or $98 for one with personalized lettering.

The license plates will raise money for the state’s 1,400 museums and science centers. The California Natural Resources Agency will administer a competitive grant program to distribute funds. A smaller portion of the revenues will support professional development programs and services from the California Association of Museums.

“The proceeds will create a legacy for California’s many fantastic museums and allow them to thrive long into the future,” Celeste DeWald, executive director of the California Association of Museums, said in a statement.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing the Snoopy license plates after it receives 7,500 paid applications. Last fall, the association said it had a list of at least 9,200 car owners who had expressed interest in the plates.

“A special note of gratitude goes to Jean Schulz, the widow of Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, the Schulz family, and Peanuts Worldwide for generously allowing access to the original drawing for this special plate,” DeWald said.

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