Historical Society of Woodstock presents "Woodstock Meets the Sixties" with historian Richard Heppner
The Historical Society of Woodstock will present a talk by Woodstock Town Historian Richard Heppner titled "Woodstock Meets the Sixties." Heppner, who has written extensively on Woodstock history, will discuss how, at the time, a decidedly conservative town “greeted” an influx of young people as Woodstock became a beacon for those seeking music, magic, and freedom. It wasn’t always pretty. From the early 1960s, through a good part of the 1970s, official Woodstock and many of its townspeople weren’t always pleased with the new arrivals as the town confronted differing lifestyles, issues of drug use, nude swimming, trespassing, and varying political and philosophical beliefs. Through his talk, Heppner will highlight the impact and evolution of changing times in Woodstock as the name of a small town at the base of Overlook Mountain became linked to an entire generation.
Historical Society of Woodstock prese...
Date and Time
Saturday Sep 16, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
September 16, 2023, 3 PM
Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY 12498