Eric Lynxwiler will talk about Walter and Cordelia Knott’s genealogy with the emphasis on the unique history of Knott’s Berry Farm.
Eric Lynxwiler, an Urban anthropologist, is the co-author of Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, The History of Knott’s Berry Farm, and Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles. Neon enthusiasts may know Eric as the affable host of the Museum of Neon Art’s Neon Cruise. Downtown L.A. preservationists know him as an L.A. Conservancy docent for the Broadway Theater district. While attending UCLA, he spent one school year behind the counter of Knott’s shooting gallery and, at one time, worked as the theme park’s graphic designer on signage, brochures, and its new series of Berry-Market-labeled preserves.
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