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1969: When Woodstock Changed the World

Conference on the Woodstock Festival

Jun 12, 2019

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The conference will feature a series of events that explore the social history of the tumultuous decade leading up to the Woodstock Festival.

Key events will include:

  • A by-registration only field trip to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, including a visit to The Museum.
  • 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.  
  • Keynote lectures by CNN Presidential Historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley of Rice University, author of the forthcoming book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, and ‘60s historian Dr. David Farber, University of Kansas.
  • A Woodstock festival panel discussion moderated by Wade Lawrence, Museum Director at Bethel Woods, featuring music and a brief film screening.

All events are open to the public, but pre-registration is required. A full schedule of events and registration information can be found here.