Bethel Woods on Main

Customized programs built to inspire, educate, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities in any and every community.

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Bethel Woods on Main is a traveling teaching artist program that provides residencies in local towns, libraries, non-profit organizations, schools, and community events.

Through partnerships, Bethel Woods on Main programs gain access to main street communities in any town. Our staff will work with local organizers to develop customized creative learning experiences that can span from a day, to a week, to a month.

Programming Available January-December. To partner and create a customized program, contact us via email or phone (845) 583-2036.

Past Partnerships Have Included:

Sunshine Hall Free Library

In partnership with the library in nearby Eldred, Bethel Woods on Main programming was developed for their 2019 library lecture series. Museum Education Teaching Artists and staff hosted a lively discussion with local residents that touched on the town’s history and experiences in the 1960s and during the Woodstock festival weekend. Utilizing the creative brainstorm and storytelling element of mind mapping, guests created a shared mind-map routing their personal experiences at Woodstock and then worked on a story of their own. 

Rochester MakerFaire

Museum Education Teaching Artists and staff conducted an outreach style art-making activity at the Student S.T.E.A.M. day of the Rochester MakerFaire engaging with educators and students in far reaching northern counties like Monroe, Genesee and Wayne – all areas that have a difficult time traveling to the Museum and site for field trip experiences. This program enabled us to bring the mission into new communities and engage in creative activities that speak to young people about counterculture, movements, ways of self-expression and how current young people can relate to and learn from the 1960s.

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people standing around a table making art
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