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The Museum at Bethel Woods Assistant Curator Julia Fell explores the history of the peace symbol and how it became an important symbol of Woodstock. First…
Historical Events of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the…
Culture & Influence of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over…
Music of the 1960s Grades 6-12 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings and the role music served in protest movements…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses environmental art, or conceptual art, at the Woodstock Festival. Earth Day provides the…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses ongoing and upcoming preservation efforts at the historic site. In 2018, Heritage Landscapes…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses vendors in the Bindy Bazaar during the 1969 Woodstock festival. Over the last few years, The…
Jimi Hendrix’s was the most anticipated Woodstock performance, but by the time he and his newly formed band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows, started their two-…
Rock ’n’ Roll tribute band Sha Na Na wins everyone’s prize for the most out-of-place act at Woodstock. Performing songs from the 1950s and looking nothing…
In the early hours of Monday morning, blues harmonica (or harp, in the parlance of the genre) great Paul Butterfield and his band performed a set of horn-…
Woodstock was only the second live performance for newly formed supergroup, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and they certainly were “scared shitless,”…