Thursday, November 01, 2007

'Hippie Museum'

Since the flap over Hillary Clinton's support for an earmark of $1 million to help with construction of a museum celebrating the 1969 Woodstock Festival, a good time to learn what it's really about. Joel Achenbach went to the site to find out, and here's his story in the Washington Post: A Museum On Woodstock, With a Haircut.
BETHEL, N.Y. -- It rises from the hilltop, bigger than a barn, built of stone and roofed in copper. Officially it will be the Museum at Bethel Woods, and it will be focused on the Woodstock festival, the "three days of peace and music" that took place here in August 1969. But the museum has been tagged by critics with a different name: the Hippie Museum.
...In this rural area, the project is seen as crucial to the economic recovery of a region hammered by the closing of once-popular Borscht Belt tourist resorts.
..."It's definitely not a celebration of hippiedom," said Darrell Supak, a former Army colonel who was wearing a blue pinstripe suit and polished burgundy shoes as he greeted a visitor at the entrance to the museum.

There's more about Joel's trip on his Achenblog .
Plus, bonus link, Joel on Dennis Kucinich and UFOs.
Bonus Kucinich link: Scott Raab, in Esquire, great profile from a Clevelander's perspective: It's Kucinich Time.



  • Nice read.
    Jim Baldwin
    Spokane WA

    Please help a Woodstock vet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:20 PM  

  • Sound like this will be an New York "must see" place to visit...can't wait
    luv le

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

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