Woodstock Uncovered

Dinner and conversation with Neal Hitch and Binghamton University Professor of Archeology Maria O’Donovan
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  • June 16th 2022 6:00-8:30 PM
  • 6PM: Cocktails & Site Visit to the Sandbox (Conservatory) | 7PM: Dinner & Lecture (Event Gallery)

  • Event Gallery
  • $45 GA | $40.50 Member
  • Price includes one complimentary drink, dinner, and admission to the lecture. Additional drinks available for purchase.

The evening begins with a site visit and cocktail at the Conservatory where Binghamton students will give an overview of the work they have been working on uncovering the site of the “Sandbox," one of the six sculpture installations completed by the “art crew” at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

Then join Museum Director Dr. Neal V Hitch and MAPA Program Director Maria Donovan for dinner and conversation on the archaeology of Woodstock in the Event Gallery.


Maria O’Donovan

Maria O’Donovan is the Director of the MAPA program at Binghamton University. Her research focuses on 19th and 20th century urban America and industrial capitalism. She has also worked on 19th century rural farmsteads in the northeast and the 1969 site of the Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York. Her research interests include contemporary archaeology, power, landscape, class, digital humanities, and community engagement. Her recent research involves a digital humanities project that seeks to explore memory, meaning, and diversity in local heritage.

Dr. Neal V. Hitch

Dr. Neal V. Hitch is the Museum Director and Senior Curator for the Museum at Bethel Woods.  Previously, he has lent his expertise to museums in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S.-Mexico border. Since onboarding in 2020, Dr. Hitch has led many legacy projects and new initiatives, including Hello Wood, a design build program with the students of RIT and Music and the Movements, a virtual event on how music shapes ideas and cultural values.

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