Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Muesum at Bethel Woods launches Woodstock Alumni Registry

The Museum at Bethel Woods, part of Bethel Woods Center of the Arts which is located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today launched the brand-new, Woodstock Alumni Registry. Beginning today, anyone who attended the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, or attempted to attend, and local residents who volunteered or participated in the event in some way, will have the opportunity to become a part of The Museum’s archive and the festival’s permanent history by joining this historical Woodstock attendee database.

Woodstockers from around the globe may visit the Bethel Woods homepage to access the Woodstock Alumni Registry and complete a survey about their experience at the festival. All information contained therein will become part of the Museum’s archive about festival attendees.

“We invite Woodstockers from around the globe to join the database and tell their story about their festival experience,” said Wade Lawrence, Museum Director. “These unique and touching narratives help preserve history for generations to come.”

If you know someone with a remembrance, please encourage them to join the registry. To register and complete the survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/woodstock_attendees.

Additionally, to celebrate artifacts collected by The Museum to date, and the donors who gave them, a new special exhibition Collecting Woodstock: Recent Museum Acquisitions will run through January 2, 2011. The exhibit, which includes photographs, objects, and ephemera from the 1969 Woodstock festival, features thirty new festival images from 5 photographers; festival artifacts that have never been previously displayed; and a video compilation of rare Woodstock footage, interviews, home video of the festival, and live music audio from the concert.

For more information on Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Museum Information:

2010 Summer Museum Hours:
Saturday, May 29 thru Monday, September 6, 2010 - Open seven days a week, 10:00am to 7:00pm

2010 Fall Museum Hours:
Tuesday, September 7 thru Sunday, January 2, 2011 - Open Thursday - Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Special holiday open hours Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, 2010, 10:00am - 5:00pm and Monday, December 27 thru Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Museum tickets will be sold each day until 1.5 hours before closing time on regular open days and until 1 hour before concert start time on typical concert days. Please call ahead to verify museum hours on concert days.

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