Why did Woodstock happen? What did it mean to the half-million attendees, the bands, and the local residents? And why are we still talking about it 50 years later? Wade Lawrence, director and senior curator of The Museum at Bethel Woods at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, will share the stories, sights, and sounds of the world’s most famous rock festival.
Wade Lawrence is the museum director at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located on the National Register site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Prior to his current position, Wade served as curator of collections at the Historical Society of York County (Pennsylvania); historic preservation officer for Orange County, Florida; assistant director of Drayton Hall, a National Trust site in Charleston, South Carolina; and director of Glensheen, a house museum in Duluth, Minnesota owned by the University of Minnesota.