Taking in the Woodstock Museum

It's official: the '60s are over. There's now a groovy museum devoted to Woodstock, an ancient relic of the counterculture

Richard Law

First the museum introduces the '60s, then it moves on to the festival.

I paid a visit a few weeks ago to Bethel, a very small town in upstate New York where I had been once before. As soon as I got there, it started raining. I wasn't surprised. The last time I was there it also rained quite a bit. That was in August 1969, when I was one of the 400,000 or so people who converged on the place to attend something called the Woodstock festival. I had headed there that time by instinct, like a salmon swimming upstream to spawn, because I was 17 years old and anything involving guitars or...

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