Spring 2019 Members’ Trip
The Museum at Bethel Woods
The historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival!
Friday, May 17, 2019 · Bethel, New York
Members will delight in spending a day at the Museum at Bethel Woods, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival! Following the special tour, enjoy your delicious box lunch (included) and ample free time on the beautiful grounds, home to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
We will then make the short trip to stop at the Woodstock Memorial for individual and group photos followed by a dinner stop at Roscoe Diner.
The trip also includes lots of fun on the bus and, of course, peace, love & happiness!
8:00 am – Bus departs from Fenimore Art Museum. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m.
10:30 am – Arrive at the Museum at Bethel Woods.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Enjoy the special group exhibition tour & movie
This special tour lasts 90 minutes and includes the 2019 Special Exhibit, We Are Golden: Reflections on the 50thAnniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future. This is a very special exhibition that examines Woodstock and what the youth of 1969 wanted for the world, places the festival in the context of the positive societal changes it has spawned, and asks today’s youth what THEY are asking the world to do now. Concert for Bangladesh, Live Aid, Farm Aid, We Are the World, Earth Day, the Peace Movement, Women’s Movement, LGBTQ Movement, #metoo, the Women’s March and student gun control movement all have their roots in the 1960s. This exhibition uses the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair as a metaphor for the tumult and human response of the entire decade of the sixties in the hope that young people today may draw inspiration to articulate what it is that they want from their own world in their own time.
You will also be able to view the exhibition:
We Are Stardust – Crossroads Gallery
We Are Stardust in the crossroads exhibit gallery will present objects and interpretation related to the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, an event which took place in July of 1969, just weeks before the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The exhibit will interpret the objects and history surrounding the moon landing through the lens of American culture, examining the effect of the Cold War/Space Race, American space program, “moon mania,” and the eventual national success of putting the first man on the moon on the lives of everyday Americans at the end of the tumultuous 1960s.
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Time for INCLUDED box lunch on the grounds of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
1:30 – 2:30 pm – Free time to explore at your own pace the remainder of the museum and time to walk the grounds and visit the museum shop.
2:35 – 3:00 pm – Board the bus for the next stop, The Woodstock Memorial.
3:45– 5:15 pm – Stop for Dinner*– at the World Famous Roscoe Diner!
* Please note: Dinner is not included in the price of the trip. Please plan for your dinner cost.
5:15 pm – Board the bus for the return trip.
7:30 pm – Arrive in Cooperstown at Fenimore Art Museum.
There’s even MORE! We invite you to join us at Fenimore Art Museum on Saturday, May 18:
Documenting Woodstock: Festival Photographs from the Bethel Woods Archives
With Wade Lawrence, Museum Director and Senior Curator at The Museum at Bethel Woods, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Included with Museum Admission and FREE FOR MEMBERS!
Take a look back to the 1969 Woodstock Festival on its 50thanniversary through the lenses of the photographers who experienced it. Wade Lawrence, Museum Director and Senior Curator of The Museum at Bethel Woods, will provide a peek into the museum’s extensive photography archives to showcase images from both professional and amateur photographers as they documented rock and roll history in the making. See the festival from the lens of Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone’s first staff photographer, Herb Greene, known for his iconic images of The Grateful Dead, and regular attendees of the festival who provide some of the most intimate views of the event as seen by the spectators. In his image-filled presentation, Lawrence will discuss how these photography collections are used at Bethel Woods to inform and delight new generations of music lovers.