Engage With History
The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, the legacies of the times and the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site.
The Museum is a leading authority on the history of the 1960s and its transformative impact on the world. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade.
Through personal stories and profiles, immersive multi-media exhibit displays and experiences, engaging programs, and educational events, the Museum encourages inter-generational dialogue about important ideas and issues relevant to today. It also helps to preserve the historic site on which the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair took place.
General support for The Museum at Bethel Woods is provided by a grant from the William and Elaine Kaplan Private Foundation.
Donations help to support our mission to be a world-class cultural center committed to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities.