Museum at Bethel Woods
LocationMuseum at Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY
Located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the Museum at Bethel Woods is an immersive multimedia experience that combines film, interactive displays, exhibits, and artifacts to explore the unique experience of the Woodstock festival, its significance as a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and its legacy today.
Press & AwardsThemed Entertainment Association Thea Awards, Museum, 2009Print Magazine, Creativity & Commerce, Honorable Mention 2009“Museum Opens at Woodstock Concert Site,” Associated Press, Michael Hill, June 2, 2008
But this is a 21st century museum dominated by sounds and moving images. It’s hard to find a spot where you can’t overhear a crowd chant or a guitar solo pumping from one exhibit or another. There are five interactive exhibits and 20 films playing here, from kiosk shorts to the 50-foot high, wraparound movie that provides a you-are-there version of the concert.“Taking in the Woodstock Museum,” Time Magazine, Richard Lacayo, May 29, 2008
And the museum itself? It’s entertaining and briskly informative...if you visit the museum, which I recommend, here’s what I would do: play with the interactive screens, admire the replica hippie bus, watch the film clips of Jimi Hendrix and Joan Baez and the Who.
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