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Woodstock Site Added to National Historic Register

Woodstock Music Festival August 1969
Opening ceremony at Woodstock, August 14, 1969.

The site of the 1969 Woodstock festival has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week.  Cuomo called the festival a “pivotal moment in both New York and American history,” stating that its designation as a Historic site will preserve the landmark for future generations.

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 800-acre campus 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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