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Preserving Memories of The Woodstock Music & Art Fair

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The Press Release:
The Museum at Bethel Woods, the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, is working on compiling an archive of oral histories of Woodstock from the people who experienced it firsthand. The Museum is asking festival alumni to connect and arrange for their stories to be heard and recorded. The goal is for these combined narratives to tell the untold story of the festival, preserving them for generations to come.

“Realizing the average age of Woodstock attendees is 75 years old, now is the time to find the lost stories of the festival and save their place in history,” said Neal V. Hitch, Senior Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods. “In order for the impact of Woodstock to be felt 100 years from now, collecting oral histories of this iconic festival is critical. It is our goal to find as many attendees as possible and document their firsthand experiences, which will also inspire the next generation of young artists, musicians, and music lovers.”
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Bethel Woods Invites Woodstock Attendees To Join Alumni Registry

2019 marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and we toasted the event in one of our Music Milestone posts that you can examine HERE when you have a chance. Though the plans for a 50th Anniversary Festival proved disastrous, the original site of the festival has just released some pretty cool information. You can see the press release below the poster for that original three days of history.

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The Press Release:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY at the historic site of the greatest festival of all time, is asking those who attended Woodstock over 50 years ago to join the Alumni Registry.

The Alumni Registry keeps the spirit of Woodstock alive through the stories and memories of the people who were there. The information provided from participants near and far is added to the permanent Museum archive, where it will serve as a useful research tool for visitors and scholars as they seek to learn more about the festival and its participants. The testimonies allow visitors to enrich their understanding of the event and its continued impact. Registry alumni will have the opportunity to receive information about special events and programs designed especially for them.
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CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

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CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

woodstock 50 long banner

CANCELLED: Woodstock 50 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

The 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival was initially planned for Watkins Glen State Park and was moved to Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sadly, the hammer has come down and this entire event has been cancelled. No refunds available as no tickets ever went on sale.

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