The Historical Society will present a free public program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival on
Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, NY.
UPDATE: The Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced that, due to a death in the speaker’s family, its free public program on the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival has been postponed until Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The program was originally scheduled for Friday, August 2.
“Going Down to Yasgur’s Farm” is the name of both the program and the exhibit currently showing at the Historical Society’s museum, and showcases the festival, which came to reflect the actions and attitudes of an entire generation.
“Woodstock was so much more than just a music festival,” said program presenter Diane O’Connor. “It came at the end of a turbulent decade marked by a number of actions that include Gay Rights, Women’s Liberation, Sexual Revolution, Civil Rights, Resistance to the Vietnam War and revolutions around the world.”
O’Connor notes that the title refers to Max Yasgur, the New York dairy farmer who allowed the concert to go forward on his farm, after multiple sites had turned down the event.
The program will look at some surprising little-known facts about Woodstock and invites anyone who attended the three-day festival to come and share their thoughts and experiences.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program, but seats may be reserved by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com. Refreshments will be served.