This banner embraces the efforts that were put forth prior to the evolution of historic preservation. The Woodstock Preservation Alliance is the banner which the Preservationists stood under throughout their efforts for the historic preservation of the Woodstock Site. The "Dove Behind the Fence" was a signature logo used by the Woodstock Preservationists to raise awareness and the chain-link fence is symbolic of the fact that the privilege to walk freely on the Woodstock Site, is no longer allowed.

Welcome to the Woodstock - Preservation Archives
Dedicated to the Historic Preservation of the Site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

Hurd & West Shore Rds
Sullivan County
Bethel  NY

Essays and Works
Statement on the Cultural & Historical Significance
Of the 1969 Woodstock Festival Site

Michael Wm. Doyle, Ph.D.
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Preservation Efforts on the Local Level
Pac Approval/Permit Process
Historic Preservation Efforts
NTHP 11 Most Endangered Places
National Register
Section 106 Review
The 1969 Woodstock Festival Site
"A Cause for Preservation"
Media Archives
Complete Compilation of News Articles
Press/Media Releases
Public Service Announcements
Pro-Action and Promotion
Soliciting Support
The Woodstock Preservationists
About Us
Contact Us
Copyright Statement
Privacy Policy



                                   INCREASING PUBLIC SUPPORT

The Woodstock Preservation Alliance was an internet-based organization, and our website was the dominant factor and most powerful tool in increasing public awareness.

It was our voice to the world. Visitors to the WPA website were provided with the most current, comprehensive information regarding the issues and efforts that were underway, and were also invited to become active members/supporters of our cause. Linked with other websites, we were able to draw the interest and attention of a world-wide audience. On a smaller scale, WPA members set out to do their part by bringing these issues to their localities. Whether it was letter writing, placing a telephone call, circulating the petition, or talking to neighbors - all efforts helped in this endeavor.

Save the Woodstock Site was our signature logo. Thousands of prints on flyers, business cards, stickers, and t-shirts were widely distributed. Flyer availability at the Woodstock Site, stickers placed on all pieces of mail, and business cards handed out liberally - helped to aid in the promotion of the website and the preservation cause.

In addition to our team of petition circulators soliciting signatures on a personal level, the WPA website served as an international access to this document, and was supplemented by public petition outlets such as Other avenues included more local forums, such as e.thePeople, which hosted our petition and submitted the signatures to the Governor.Woodstock Tickets - 3 Day -  Advance Sales

The "Increase Public Support" letter was, in effect, a “chain letter”. Mass e-mailing was decided against, with caution used to avoid the perception of spam. The WPA membership and supporters were encouraged to circulate this information via e-mail to names in their address books.

In 1969, "underground" radio played their part in promoting the Woodstock Festival, and 34 years later we called upon them to "do it again". Letters were sent to many non-commercial radio stations requesting their help in providing information to the public regarding the development of the historic land where Woodstock happened, and to the ongoing efforts to preserve it.

With the use of state funds in the Bethel Woods project, the "Remember Woodstock?" flyer was directed primarily at New York State residents. Using a good old fashioned stamp, this flyer accompanied by our press release of 6 Feb 2003, was mailed to hundreds of media outlets and college newspapers across New York State.

Information updates were summarized in newsletters and e-mails, which were forwarded to all members and supporters, and also available on the website.

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