The Historical Society of Woodstock is set to present a series of events to complement the exhibit, Woodstock Music: In Tune with the Times, 1600 – Present, previewing at the Eames House Museum, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, on June 15 from noon to 4 pm, with a talk and performance by Woodstock musician Rennie Cantine. The Exhibit will be open June 29 to September 1st on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Historical Society Offers Twist On Woodstock 50th
On June 13-14, 2019 a conference entitled “1969: When Woodstock Changed the World,” examining the events that led to the iconic music festival, will be held at Marist College.
The event will explore the social history of the tumultuous decade leading up to the Woodstock Festival. It will include a by-registration only field trip to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and panel discussions on: music in the ‘60s; social movements, including civil rights and black power, communal living, feminism, and the Vietnam War and peace movements. [Read more…] about 1969 Woodstock Conference Set for Marist in June
The New York State Museum has open a new exhibit, The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection.
On display through December 31, 2019, the exhibit features over 100 artworks – including paintings, lithographs, sculpture and works on paper – from the major collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony that collector Arthur A. Anderson donated to the State Museum in 2017. [Read more…] about Woodstock Art Colony Exhibit Opens At NYS Museum
Gathering Woodstock Women: A Celebration of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial, the first major exhibit recognizing many remarkable women from Woodstock’s past, opens at the Historical Society of Woodstock’s Eames House Museum on Friday, June 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 pm.
On Saturday, June 17 at noon, at the Eames House, Town historian Richard Heppner and Janine Fallon-Mower, co-authors of Legendary Locals of Woodstock, will speak on The Varying Roles of Women Throughout Woodstock History. The Museum is located at 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. Admission is free.
The New York State Museum has announced the acquisition of a significant collection of artwork of the historic Woodstock Art Colony. The collection includes 1,500 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and archival material and represents more than 170 artists from the early 20th century art colony in Woodstock.
Long before the famous music event in 1969, Woodstock was home to what is considered America’s first intentional year-round arts colony: the historic Woodstock Art Colony, founded in 1902. Its artists have been the focus of collector and donor Arthur Anderson for three decades, resulting in the largest comprehensive art collection of its type. The artists in the collection reflect the diversity of the artists who came to Woodstock, including Birge Harrison, Robert Henri, George Bellows, Eugene Speicher, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Anderson recently donated the collection to the New York State Museum, where the collection will be transferred and permanently housed. [Read more…] about State Museum Acquires Woodstock Art Colony Artwork
On August 11, 2015 the Woodstock, NY town board unanimously passed a resolution to support New York State’s 2017 suffrage centennial by making a priority of sharing the story of Woodstock women with a larger audience. [Read more…] about Woodstock’s Local Suffrage Centennial Efforts