Museum celebrates the cultural force of Woodstock

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A new exhibit shows what an infamous music festival meant for a generation.

Five decades after Woodstock sent the sixties out with a bang, the museum at Bethel Woods is located at the site where the concert began.

In April of 1969, what was originally meant to be a three-day event with 40-thousand people a day grew to ten times that size.

The exhibit has more than 170 items demonstrating what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world.

“It is about people, and that’s what Woodstock was about, it was about people acknowledging that we all share a common humanity.  And isn’t that a great lesson to remember today?” said Wade Lawrence, museum curator. 

The exhibit is the first part of three events at the museum celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary.

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