From the Governor: Woodstock ’69 is Now a National Historic Site

1969 Woodstock Festival via Wikipedia

Who says history doesn’t rock? Those of us who live in the Catskills already know that it does, and on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo made it official by adding the site of Woodstock ’69 to the National Register of Historic Places, according to CBSnews.com (and Rolling Stone, of course).

Just so there’s no confusing, this is not village of Woodstock in Ulster County. We’re referring to the actual site of the epic 1969 music and art festival that defined a generation, located where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts now sits, once part of Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Sullivan County. As of June 8, 2017, the NPS.gov National Register hasn’t yet included the Woodstock site, but we’re sure the half-million attendees can vouch for the concert’s historic significance. Planning a visit to Bethel Woods? You should grab a group of friends or family and stay at this modern cabin with in-ground pool. Groovy!

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Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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