To new beginnings
Despite the uncertainty of the year, thank you for a wonderful 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back this spring. To stay up-to-date on upcoming announcements, please sign up for our newsletter.
Did you attend Woodstock? Submit an oral history!
Though our 50th anniversary celebration is over, The Museum is still working to commemorate your stories as we plan for the next 50 years. During these unprecedented times, we are using new technology to remotely record oral histories from the comfort of your home. Our goal is 365 new stories this year! Won’t you help us hit this number? In only 15 minutes we can forever preserve the story you have had for a lifetime.
If you attended Woodstock, please contact Assistant Curator Julia Fell to set up a phone call or Zoom session.You can also join our Alumni Registry here.
Your journey through the Museum begins as the nuclear age wanes and the world stands at the brink of incredible transformation.
Wind through exhibits that subtly shift with the geopolitical and cultural transformations of the decade that saw Martin Luther King, Jr. rise and fall, the Vietnam War unfold, the Summer of Love bloom, and Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. This immersive multimedia experience will take you on a journey through time with artifacts, films, music, and more, embodying the movements and ideals of a generation that remain relevant today: peace, connection to the environment, civility, and kindness. We also offer regularly scheduled tours with trained volunteers and docent.
In addition to preserving and interpreting an era, the Museum is actively involved in our community.
We encourage social responsibility among our visitors and supporters through education, economic development, and historic preservation in order to make Sullivan County, and the world at large, a better place. To borrow from 1960s ideology, everyone has the power to change the world.
With our new augmented reality tour, you can now experience the historic site like never before.
Want to know where the stage was? And how 450,000 people fit on that field? Meet Me At Woodstock is led by the voices of Nick and Bobbi Ercoline (the couple from the Woodstock album and also volunteers at Bethel Woods). Listen to stories of those who were there, see the iconic stage, hear concert recordings and authentic announcements, and relive the legendary moments as a member of the 450,000 person crowd. Tours are $5.00 with your museum ticket, or $8.00 standalone.