It was 1969 and our country was hungry for peace, love and harmony. They all met at a place called Woodstock in a small town in the Catskills called Bethel, NY. It was 3 days of crazy love, music, drugs, and harmony. It really is a big part of our American history. This all took place durring a time when our country needed some hope after all it was durring the same time as Vietnam.
Now on the grounds stands a monument in remembrance of the messege that was being sent to the world right here in our country. The town of Bethel has turned the old Woodstock grounds into a preforming arts center and museum.
I went in to the museum part first and my eyes were freaking out at all that I saw. It was like I stepped through the doors and I was there. At Woodstock. I could hear Janis and Jimmy. I learned of the fashions from that era. From Jackie O to the Go go dancers to the hippies. I learned how we went from radio to television. One of the coolest exibits was the radio exibit because it showed how the radio has changed from then to today.
I love the fact that they showed plaques and pictures and film clips of everything going on in our country at that time. Then what to my eyes see??? A tie dyed bus! I had to get on for the ride. I got on the bus and took a seat. The windshield was a movie screen showing testimonials from people who actually attended the festival, and local farmers from that time.
There was even a 4D area where the Woodstock festival felt like it was actually going on while I was sitting right there. (On bean bag theater chairs!)
The grounds are so beautifully landscaped. Bridges, streams, and flowers. There is a section that is even set up for a farmers market on the weekends, equipped with a peace pub. Then in the center of the grounds there is the music pavillion with tons of lawn seating and there is also a smaller preformance area which is used for more intimate concert settings.
This is a must see place. You will learn so much about our country's history.