Welcome to the Woodstock - Preservation Archives
Dedicated to the Historic Preservation of the Site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival
THE WOODSTOCK SITE
Hurd & West Shore Rds
The Woodstock Preservation Photo and Video Gallery
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The Anniversary Celebrations
10th Anniversary - 1989
Photo Courtesy: Elliott Landy
Woodstock '89 ... "The Forgotten Woodstock" took place in August 1989 on the site of the original Woodstock concert as a spontaneous celebration of the event's 20th anniversary.
A Collection of Woodstock Articles
1989 - 2009
Courtesy: Suzanne J Graeber
Courtesy: Bob Christopher
25th Anniversary - 1994
On the Left - Traveling 17B East -
Just before the entrance to Bethel Woods
(Courtesy: Times Herald-Record)
The Woodstock Anniversary's
1989 - 1990 - 1994
By: Stu Fox
Circulated: Woodstock Reunion 1995
New York State Museum
"Spirit of the Woodstock Generation"
The Photographs of Elliott Landy
In 1985, Miriam Yasgur decided to sell their homestead. It was purchased by Roy Howard, a Monticello, NY resident and Woodstock alumnus,
and Jeryl Abramson. A stipulation in the deed stated that one square foot of land would remain Yasgur property,
ensuring that a piece of land would forever remain.
THE ANNUAL REUNIONS AT YASGUR'S ROAD
ROY HOWARD AND JERYL ABRAMSON
After the Woodstock Site was sold, in 1996 the annual reunions that took place on that land, were halted by the
and the Bethel Town Officials, and the people were no longer allowed to celebrate
on the Site.
It was then, when Roy Howard, and his wife Jeryl Abramson, owners of the Yasgur homestead. stepped in to help.
They welcomed all celebrants to their farm - Max's Farm.
Thousands of pilgrims
from all over the world would make the trip to
Roy and Jeryl's to celebrate Woodstock's anniversary, and these reunions continued every August for the next 10 years,
until the town permanently enjoined the couple from welcoming people.
In 2006, the annual gatherings were banned by the Town of Bethel through the use of excessive
police force, but the people still came.
Following 17 years or controversy and legal battles, the struggle finally reached a bittersweet ending.
On April 9, 2013, the ban was lifted and a permit was issued, allowing the Woodstockers to return "home".
but Roy never got to see their dream realized. He passed away just weeks before.
Roy Howard will always be remembered as our modern-day Max Yasgur, as he takes his place within Woodstock's history,
and his life will be celebrated as people make their annual visit back to "the Farm."
In Loving Memory
Yasgur's Road - 1996
30 Year Woodstock Reunion
Courtesy: Jeff Olson
"Wanna Party" Peace Rally
Flyer - 1999
Click to Read
Freedom of Assembly Pass
We're Still Not Here
Yasgur Road Reunion
Flyer - 2004
Bumper Sticker - 2014