Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the musical event at Woodstock in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 4 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famed event, author and popular culture historian John Kane will take you inside the Woodstock Festival in this presentation based on his new book Pilgrims of Woodstock. This presentation offers a vivid and intimate portrait of the overlooked stars of the festival: the everyday people who made Woodstock unforgettable. The photographs by Richard F. Bellak and interviews capture attendees’ profound personal moments across hundreds of acres of farmland, as they meditated, played music, cooked food at night, and congregated around campfires. For three days, they helped and relied on each other in peace and harmony. For most, it was a life-changing event.
John Kane is faculty in the design and media department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He is the author of Pilgrims of Woodstock: Never-Before-Seen Photos (University Press of Indiana) and The Last Seat in the House: The Story of Hanley Sound (University Press of Mississippi). Dr. Kane grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and now resides on the seacoast of New Hampshire.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jones Libraries and the Woodbury Fund.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.