Even now — maybe especially now — Woodstock still has meaning. Its mix of music, culture, and idealism resonates across the decades. We recently visited the site of the festival to explore the history and legacy of one of a generation’s defining moments.
In this first of three episodes, Wade Lawrence — Director and Senior Curator at The Museum at Bethel Woods — walks us through the odd, nearly miraculous history of the festival-that-almost-wasn’t.
Photo Credit: Image of crowd at Woodstock courtesy of the Museum at Bethel Woods.