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Curator and collector Jay Jennings displays just a small sample from the Knott's Berry Farm Museum's vast collection of vintage memorabilia dating as far back as the late-1920s. These rare items include menus, maps, matchbooks, ashtrays, cigarette lighters, films, toys, books, brochures, pictorial guides, magazines, tickets, mugs, shot glasses, spoons, snapshots, postcards, signed letters, and much more. Many of these one-of-a-kind items were donated to the museum by past farm employees and even the Knott family themselves.

Placemat, Coin Bank, Music Box, Tie Rack, and Liberty Bell

LP, Toy Wagon, Jam Jar, Oil Lamp, and Sugar Jar

Drinking Glasses, Shot Glasses, and Matchbooks


Serving Trays and Dinner Plate

Walter Knott's Cashbox

Covered Wagon Diorama Card

First Catalog

Early Pie Tin

Panned Gold

Glow-In-The-Dark Jesus Card

Early Menu

Early Map

Personal Letter Signed by Walter Knott
Two big supporters of Jay Jennings' efforts to preserve Knott's Berry Farm history are Walter Knott's only living daughter, Marion (above), and grandson, Steve (below). Marion explained, "I grew up on this farm and I'm very grateful that Jay is keeping its memory alive and well."
Steve Knott added: "Jay really knows his Knott's history. I lived it my whole life and the facts and accuracy in his Knott's books are right on the money."


Here are the rare pieces of Knott's history that the Knott's Museum has decided to make available to Knott's collectors everywhere. Each item is listed with our asking price. A shipping fee is added which includes delivery confirmation. After finding what you want, simply send us an email at: We accept check or money orders.