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Site of Woodstock Festival Nominated for Historic Register

Opening ceremony at Woodstock, August 14, 1969.

The site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival has been nominated for the state and national Register of Historic Places, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday.

The property in Sullivan County, New York, which was part of Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, hosted 400,000 fans for the festival in August 1969. 32 acts performed on the Woodstock stage including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Who, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

Today, the site is home to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Museum at Bethel Woods.

Being listed on the registers can help organizations and property owners obtain rehabilitation tax credits and preservation grants.

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