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Hanford Mills Museum Ice Harvest FestivalEast Meredith, NY – Hanford Mills Museum in the Catskills’ East Meredith will hold the 31st annual Ice Harvest Festival on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The popular winter event celebrates an activity that was essential before mechanical refrigeration. Using historic tools and techniques, visitors can cut and harvest ice from the Mill pond and transfer it to the ice house using bobsleds. Each year, seven to eight tons of ice are harvested.

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoExploring the Impact and Inspiration of the Sixties

Changemakers, artists, and influencers inspire thinking and awaken purpose throughout series of eight events from May to October 2019

Part of a Year-Long Celebration of Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary

 Bethel, NY, February 12, 2019 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located on the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announces Vibrations, a series of eight events celebrating the iconic festival’s Golden Anniversary from many angles. From May to October 2019, Vibrations will explore music, iconic photography, film, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, deep space and more, connecting these conversations to the legacy of the sixties and movements of today.

Remembering Woodstock

Aug 02, 2018

A view from the Woodstock audience looking up the hill toward the Food for Love stands on Friday afternoon, before the rain began. Photo by Richard Gordon. Bethel Woods Collection, gift of Richard Gordon.The Museum at Bethel Woods Launches 1969 Woodstock Festival Media Archive

Bethel, NY (August 01, 2018) – Today The Museum at Bethel Woods, located at the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair in Bethel, NY launched an online archive of Woodstock photography and video from its collection; making rare archival images available to the public for the first time on the eve of the festival’s 49th Anniversary.

Waterwheel - Hanford Mills MuseumJuly 28 program offers free admission and special activities for families  

East Meredith, N.Y. – Waterwheels big and small will be featured at Free Family Saturday on July 28 at Hanford Mills Museum. Visitors can tour the historic water-powered mill and see how the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel is used to operate the historic sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking machines.

The Museum at Bethel Woods logoCalled “ancient and contemporary,” the work of Glenn Zweygardt is on display through October 31st 

Bethel, N.Y. (July 18, 2018) –  The Museum at Bethel Woods will be hosting a new sculpture exhibit of works by artist Glenn Zweygardt on view July 19th through October 31st. The exhibit titled Set in Stone: The Sculpture of Glenn Zweygardt, will be the most recent iteration of an annual series showcasing exemplary sculpture on the beautiful grounds at Bethel Woods. Zweygardt’s work has previously been featured, and one statue, "Oval Keeper," which has been at the museum since 2017, will remain on view along with the three new works arriving this month.

Damn Yankees at Woodstock PlayhouseJune 22nd thru July 1

7:30 Friday/Saturday; 2:00 Sunday Matinee

Woodstock, N.Y. – From the stage that looks like a baseball stadium complete with the diamond painted on the stage floor, the anthem ‘You Gotta Have Heart’ rings out in a chorus of male voices announcing that the homerun hit of the season, DAMN YANKEES, opens the Summer Season of rising professional theatre at the Woodstock Playhouse.

A Broadway mega-hit and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, hits it out of the park for you this season under the stage direction of Randy Conti and music direction of Bobby Tomasulo. The winning music & lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a devilish book by George Abbot make this sporty musical comedy a true American classic.

Museum at Bethel Woods Blue Star MuseumsThe Museum at Bethel Woods is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer 

Bethel, N.Y.  For the fifth year, The Museum at Bethel Woods will again take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their community, especially after a military move. A list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Hanford Mills Museum Water WheelMay 26 program offers free admission and special activities for families  

East Meredith, N.Y. – On May 26, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the first in a series of Free Family Saturdays, which offer special programming for families as well as admission discounts. Visitors can take a kid-friendly guided tour of the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Tours highlight how the Mill owners and workers adapted to changes in technology.  …

Hanford Mills MuseumEast Meredith, N.Y. – Hanford Mills Museum is now open for its 45th anniversary season. Guided tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. In addition to the operating the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water turbines, on select days, the Museum operates its wood-fired steam boiler and steam engines.

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