Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An Evening of Knott's Berry Farm history & OCHS

Knott's Berry Farm's History is the theme of the Orange County Historical Society's 2012 Annual Dinner, June 15, at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant in Buena ParkJ. Eric Lynxwiler, co-author of the book, Knott’s Preserved, will give a presentation on the Farm's colorful history, Knott's experts Phil Brigandi and Allen Palovik will lead a historical walking tour, and rare old Knott's film footage will be screened courtesy of the Orange County Archives.

(The photo above shows Walter Knott with artist Paul von Klieben, who designed so much of Ghost Town, in front of the General Store in 1947. The image below shows the cover of the book by Chris Merritt and Eric Lynxwiler.)

Dinner includes your choice of Mrs. Knott’s Famous Chicken or vegetarian lasagna, with all the trimmings, and boysenberry pie for dessert. Eric will be selling and signing his book afterwards.

This event is open to OCHS members and non-members alike, so bring your friends. Western attire is encouraged but not required. To make reservations or for more information visit orangecountyhistory.org. Pre-payment must be received by June 5.
The photo above shows Eric speaking last year on the stage of Knott's Bird Cage Theatre. The photo below shows historian Phil Brigandi leading a historical tour along Grand Avenue in front of Knott's in 2010.

The first tour (scheduled for 5:00) has already sold out, and we were able to schedule two more -- but that's probably all we'll be able to do. So I encourage you to sign up soon if you want the tour included with the rest of the dinner program. But tour or no, this event should be a lot of fun. Hope you can join us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We're looking forward to a fun evening.