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Bethel Woods Today

The following are random pictures taken in the last few years both inside and outside the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts which surrounds the 2017 designated Historic Landmark field on which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held in 1969.

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This is an historic tree now known as the Messenger Tree. In 1969, lacking the various electronic messaging systems available today, the attendees tacked hand-written messages to this tree hoping to find a friend, catch a ride, or get the phone number of someone they met. Some of these messages are on display in the Museum.

 

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The famous Monument that sits across Hurd Road from the Messenger Tree and is a place people visit every day all year long. They are from Bethel, the are from Baltimore, they are from the USA, they are from South America. In other words, people from everywhere visit this site.

 

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This panoramic view was taken at the bottom of the festival field from where the stage was located. The far right area is where the above monument is located.

 

2015-10-03 Bethel Woods (1) Jim & Duke
2015-10-03: Myself w Duke Devlin, site interpreter at Bethel Woods
2015-10-03: The Bethel Woods bus

 

2015-10-03: The Bethel Woods bus

 

2015-10-03: The Bethel Woods bus

 

2015-10-03: The Bethel Woods bus–few realize that the “horoscope” on the side of the bus is actually the signatures of the artists who created the bus’s artwork.

 

2015-10-03 Bethel Woods (7) fence
2015-10-03: fencing from the Festival.
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The plaque says it all.

 

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The Monument is photogenic all year long.

 

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Some docents give tours to the artists and crew members who want to hear about the site’s story. Here are two members from Jason Bonham’s Band in 2017.

 

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Some performers need several semis to carry all their tour equipment.

 

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During the outdoor concert season, the back of the Pavilion is a very busy place with all kinds of people loading, unloading equipment and merchandise.

 

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Woodstock alum Dennis Weiss, Mayor Charlie Maloney, and Jim Shelley, aka the Three Stooges, pose for a selfie before their Museum shifts.
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During the summer, the Center offers an outdoor movie series. Monterey Pop was one of the films in 2017.

 

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Yasgur’s actual farm is about two miles away from the Center. One of his barns still stands.

 

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A prop sign used in the movie “Taking Woodstock” that now realistically sits on Max’s actual farm

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