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Woodstock '69 Artifacts Showcased in Museum 50 Years Later

The famous three-day concert kicked off Aug. 15, 1969, in Bethel, New York

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    Woodstock at 50

    Wade Lawrence, director, and Julie Fell, assistant curator, of The Museum at Bethel Woods, talk to Gus Rosendale about the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.

    (Published Sunday, March 24, 2019)

    A motorcycle, a bass guitar and speakers are among 170 artifacts from the 1969 Woodstock festival showcased in a new museum exhibit opening this weekend at the site of the festival in upstate New York.

    The Museum at Bethel Woods opens for the 2019 season Saturday with an exhibit marking the concert's 50th anniversary.

    The exhibit includes instruments, clothing, equipment, art and photography. Highlights include a bass guitar from Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and handwritten lyrics for "Goin' Up the Country" by Alan Wilson of Canned Heat.

    A motorcycle driven by Woodstock promoter Michael Lang and part of the Woodstock stage will also be on display.

    The famous three-day concert kicked off Aug. 15, 1969, in Bethel, New York.