Above you see PopCult’s video of last weekend’s opening of Dr. Mercer’s “Joe Too Cool To Smoke” Peanuts memorablia collection at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum.

Our video only captured a portion of the over 5,000 Peanuts items on display.

We also have snippets of the guided tour, conducted by Wheeling, West Virginia pediatric physician Dr. William Mercer, who accumulated this massive collection (and quite a few great experiences) over forty years of practicing pediatric medicine.

Dr. Mercer’s collection was largely assembled from patient’s gifts, beginning in 1987 after he designed a Snoopy-themed pediatric room at his practice.

Over the years Dr. Mercer began doing outreach programs in schools, telling kids to be “Too Cool To Smoke” (and later vape). The collection is permanent, but will rotate often because it’s so huge that only some of it can be shown at one time.

If you want to see Dr. Mercer’s Peanuts collection, check out The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. for details, hours and directions.

And here’s a few more photos (sans captions) of the cool stuff in Dr. Mercer’s collection…