Woodstock Museum will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Woodstock ‘94 Saugerties on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Center, 207 Market St. There will be slide and video projections, refreshments, and live acoustic music and memories with Paul Luke Band.
It could be one of Dutchess County’s best kept secrets. The Wethersfield Estate and Gardens is off the beaten path — well, gravel road — near the village of Amenia. Just the right amount of privacy and bucolic splendor make it the perfect getaway for an early 20th century industrialist, particularly one who enjoyed horse riding and generally communing with glorious nature.
Those who begin to study this town’s most elusive character at his end rather than at his beginning, won’t ever capture Hervey White. That’s why the godfather of Woodstock has eluded so many for so long. Scholars read Hervey’s last and least honest effort, that paid-for-but-never-published “Autobiography” and consider it gospel.
The starting salary was around $5000 annually. Sound paltry? The officers also had to buy their own guns, gun belts and handcuffs.
After 35 years as the curator, guardian and cheerleader of this city’s collective past, Edwin Ford, who turned 101 on April 15, is retiring.
Saturday, July 13: Explore America’s oldest private homes in a National Historic Landmark village.
Byrdcliffe co-founder Jane Byrd Whitehead’s zither. John Sebastian’s custom-made leather harmonica belt. Tickets from the 1969 Woodstock Festival. These artifacts and many others, including photographs, posters, and reminiscences, are on display in the Historical Society of Woodstock (HSW) exhibit “Woodstock Music: In Tune with the Times, 1600-Present,” from June 29 to September 1, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
Frances Roth and Katherine Angell opened the institute in 1946, determined to establish a school that would become “the culinary center of the nation” and believing that America could have “the best meals on earth.”
Nearly 30 years after city historian Edwin Ford first identified an African-American burial ground on Pine Street and after repeated attempts by local historians to protect the site failed, it’s finally happened.
Whenever Vivekananda went on one of his exhausting lecture tours in the US, the Leggetts would offer their guru the use of their home, Ridgely Manor, as a country refuge for a period of rest and quiet.