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.
Keynote events include lectures by CNN Presidential Historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race, and Dr. David Farber, author of The ’60’s: From Memory to History. The conference will finish with “We Are Golden: a Woodstock Anniversary Panel Discussion” moderated by Wade Lawrence, Museum Director at Bethel Woods, that will feature music and a brief film screening.
Registration Fee is $50. The Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI) at Marist collaborated with The Museum at Bethel Woods, site of the original event, and the New York State Museum, Office of State History, to organize the conference.
All events are open to the public, but pre-registration is required. A full schedule of events and registration information can be found here.
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