page for the Historical Society of Woodstock.
So many have made Woodstock an incredible community, here are just a few. Click on video for full audio/video. Please help support the Historical Society of Woodstock during this time so we can continue to preserve our town’s remarkable stories. If you can, go to: www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org and click on the Membership link on the left. Stay safe and well. More folks to come.
Send your CV stories, photos, reflections, poems, etc. to [email protected] as we document our town’s response during this challenging time... Read below and stay well.
Documenting Woodstock’s Reflections on the Coronavirus - Request from Woodstock Town Historian
All… As Town Historian, I am joining with other public historians across the state in documenting the impact of the coronavirus on our community. As part of that process, if you have any images, personal reflections, stories, poems, etc. that you might want to share with future researchers and generations (all submissions will be placed in the Historical Society of Woodstock’s archives), please feel free to send them to [email protected] (please do not submit here on Facebook). Images should be jpegs and any written files (attachments) should be saved as Word documents. Straight emails can be sent as well and will be printed out. Please know that by submitting content, you agree to have your submission included in the Historical Society of Woodstock archives. Please also include your name for credit purposes and, if submitting a photo, a brief description of the image.
As our town’s history has repeatedly shown, it is at times like these that Woodstock comes together. Once again, we have been called to do so. It is my hope that, by documenting this difficult time, future generations will be able to look back and better understand how we, both personally and as a community, responded – and were impacted - during this challenging period.
Most importantly, please stay safe and well.
Woodstock Town Historian
We hope everyone is staying safe and well. Though the Historical Society of Woodstock is closed, we are planning remotely for better days. And, with your support, we will continue to preserve Woodstock’s story. If you wish to become a member, renew your membership or simply send a donation, you can do so by going to our web site at: www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org and click on the donation button. Our mailing address is: The Historical Society of Woodstock PO Box 841 Woodstock, NY 12498. Please take care of yourself, your family and your Woodstock neighbor and, hopefully, we will see you soon. For a little reminder of our past, click on video below. Please feel free to share.
HSW UPDATE (click on video) — Even though The Historical Society of Woodstock is currently closed due the health crisis, your all-volunteer Society continues to work preserving Woodstock history. Behind the scenes, folks are working at home and remotely on planning, upcoming exhibits, archives and more. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our community estate sale which is always a great fundraiser for HSW. Hopefully, the day will come soon when we can reopen with an exciting series of exhibits and events. If you wish to support HSW, please send a donation to The Historical Society of Woodstock, PO Box 841, Woodstock NY 12498. Or, visit our web site at www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org and click on the membership or donation button. We hope you are well and are staying safe. Together, we will get through this. In the meantime, click on the brief movie below and recall our history and the efforts of HSW.
Wishing all the best of holidays from the Historical Society of Woodstock.
(John Pike/Colliers Magazine cover.)
It’s Here... HSW’s Annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale Starts Today and Continues Through the Weekend. Come out and support your local history.
HSW’s Annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale Starts Friday...
Wishing Woodstock a historic Thanksgiving... FYI - HSW’s annual Holiday Exhibit and Sale begins next Friday and continues for two weekends. Join us! Enjoy!
Coming Saturday, Nov. 23 at HSW
Continuing this weekend - Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm
Part II of the Woodstock that was fifty years or so ago...
Tinker Street. What’s in a name? Well, that might be a good place to start before looking more closely at the Tinker Street that existed over a half-century ago. More than likely, the actual answer to the origin of the street’s name lies mainly in fact — though fiction might also play a role.
”Heritage Through Art” opens Saturday, September 14...
Join HSW and four other great Woodstock institutions for Woodstock Collects, beginning Sept. 14...
It’s one thing to consider an arts colony, such as Woodstock, in terms of its artists. You can also be impressed with the organizations that come to life and become institutions supporting those artists.
Final Weekend For HSWs Summer Exhibit - Saturday & Sunday
This weekend at HSW...
What was Woodstock like in the years before we lent our name to a generation? What, for this purpose, might Mill Hill Road have presented to the passerby before the world “found” us in the years prior to a certain festival? (Even though we were doing quite well, thank you.)
HSW’s look back at music in Woodstock continues...
Saturday Night (8/3) -
SATURDAY, JULY 27 @ 12:00 - 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock
HSW presents an illustrated lecture and performance on Native American Music by Evan Pritchard. Pritchard, the founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, will talk about the development of local Native American music and its influence on music of today.
The Development of Local Native American Musicfrom Lithophonics to Shakers, Drums and Flutes, an illustrated lecture with music by best-selling Native American author and musician Evan Pritchard. Evan performs songs that survived years in the Hudson Valley and the long trek to Oklahoma. Identifying Native American influences in music of today, he links Charlie Patton, Hank Williams, Elvis, Peter LaFarge, Johnny Cash, Buffy Ste Marie, Hendrix and more to Robbie Robertson, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and other singers. The founder of the Center for Algonquin Culture, Pritchard wrote the highly acclaimed Native New Yorker, studied music at Juilliard and taught Native American culture at universities in the Hudson Valley. Free.
This weekend at HSW:
Summer at the Historical Society of Woodstock ...
Happy 4th! The Declaration of Independence... (Worth the read.)
Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.
New exhibit opens Saturday, June 29...
Byrdcliffe co-founder Jane Byrd Whitehead’s zither. John Sebastian’s custom-made leather harmonica belt. Tickets from the 1969 Woodstock Festival. These artifacts and many others, including photographs, posters, and reminiscences, are on display in the Historical Society of Woodstock (HSW) exhib...
Upcoming this Saturday at HSW...
Coming up on May 24... Benefit Concert. For advance tickets: www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org. Tickets also available at the door.
Thanks to all who attended HSW’S ”The Woodstock Dress - Reimagined.” It was a great afternoon and your support, as always, is much appreciated. (Images: Augusta Allen’s original Woodstock Dress and cookies decorated wonderfully by Shirley Rose.)
The Woodstock Dress, which will be given its full measure with a fashion show featuring Sarah Stitham’s recreations of the 1920s garment, on Sunday, May 5, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., was designed by Augusta Allen, whose creations helped support her family after they migrated from Ohio to Woodstock in ...
Save the date, May 5th, for The Woodstock Dress - Reimagined. For advance tickets go to: www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org - tickets also available at the door.
Coming this weekend - 4/6 & 4/7...
Honoring Women’s History Month... a Historical Society publication. Available locally at Golden Notebook
With spring training underway down south, Carl Van Wagenen sent along this reminder of baseball in Woodstock after World War II.
Welcome, Santa!!! Happy Christmas from the Historical Society of Woodstock. See you on the Green.
Today!!!!!!! Saturday 12/15.
20 Comeau Dr
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