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

THE WOODSTOCK SITE
Hurd & West Shore Rds
Sullivan County
Bethel  NY




INDEX
"OUR THANKS"
REFERENCE & RESOURCE
STUDENT QUICK LINKS
"Our Woodstock Historians"
Essays and Works
"Memories"
WHY PRESERVE
YASGUR'S FARM
Statement on the Cultural & Historical Significance
Of the 1969 Woodstock Festival Site

Michael Wm. Doyle, Ph.D.
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
WOODSTOCK SOLD: THE PURCHASE OF AN ICON
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
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PRESERVATION AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Bethel Town Boards
Bethel Planning Board
Joint Lead Agency for the Performing Arts Center

 

WOODSTOCK SOLD: THE PURCHASE OF AN ICON

"Would You Put a Shoppping Center Where Washington Crossed the Delaware"  -  Alan Gerry, June 2001

THE FINAL GENERIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT


Public Service Announcements

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21 June, 2002 -  The Gerry Foundation requested, and was granted, an extension to their June 30th deadline for submitting the FGEIS for the PAC project.


23 August, 2002 - The Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Bethel Performing Arts Center was presented by the Gerry Foundation.

Press Release
(5 Sept 2002)

8 October, 2002 - The Bethel Joint Lead Agency for the Performing Arts Center approved the FGEIS for the Gerry Foundation.  A 10 day public comment period followed.


~ Petition Document ~


12 December, 2002 - The Joint Lead Agency issued their findings and created a provision in the town laws to include a performing arts district.


Resolution


Disappointed: Preservationists Weigh In"
(Commentary,The Towne Crier, 10-23 September, 2002)


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 SPECIAL USE PERMIT


10 February, 2004 - The Gerry Foundation submitted the Bethel Woods Overall Development Plan Narrative and filed the application for a Special Use Permit.



Bethel Planning Board Meeting - Minutes, 11 Feb 2004


Bethel Woods Overall Development Plan - Bethel Woods Site Map Comparison


Press Release
(1 Mar 2004)


9 March, 2004 - The Bethel Planning Board conducted a public hearing. A 30 day public comment period followed.




PUBLIC HEARING STATEMENTS
Presented by the Woodstock  Preservationists to the Bethel Planning Board

STATEMENT OF INTRODUCTION

Brad Littleproud, Preservationist, Pickering, Ontario, Canada

*Presented by: Martie Malaker,  Preservationist, Scranton, PA


 

STATEMENT FROM MR. ARTIE KORNFELD 

or AUDIO STATEMENT in mp3 format

Preservation Supporter
Renowned music producer, writer, manager with 40 years experience.
Co-creator/ promoter of the 1969 Woodstock Festival



STATEMENT FROM MICHAEL WM. DOYLE, Ph.D.


Ball State University - Department of History
Muncie, IN
Preservation Supporter
Assoc. Professor and Director of the Public History Internship Program
Authored the Statement on the Historical and Cultural Significance of the 1969 Woodstock Festival for the Gerry Foundations draft EIS


*Presented by: Melissa Lapointe, Preservationist
Stanbridge East, Quebec, Canada


STATEMENT FROM THE WOODSTOCK PRESERVATIONISTS

Statement Delivered by:
Joanne Hague, Preservationist, Blakely, PA.


New Plans Downsize Project by 90 Percent


Press Release
(10 Mar 2004)


Bethel Woods Reveals Rural PAC Design - Core Buildings Scaled Down to Allay WPA
(Article: River Reported, 11 May 2004

"The Proposed Bethel PAC - Culture or Counterculture?"
(Article: Sullivan County Democrat, 12 Mar 2004)



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"THE 1969 WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL SITE -
"A CAUSE FOR PRESERVATION"

Document presented by the Woodstock Preservationists to the Bethel Planning Board, 6 June 2004
 
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13 April, 2004 - The Bethel Planning Board extended the public comment period for an additional 15 days.

"Preservationists File Formal Document for Historic Status"
(Commentary: The Towne Crier, 14 Apr 2004)


11 May, 2004 - The Bethel Planning Board unanimously approved the Special Use Permit for Bethel Woods - Center for the Arts.  This concluded the state's environmental quality review [SEQRA] process, and the Town's application requirements.


Press Release
(11 May 2004)






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