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September 14, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Woodbury Room
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002
Pilgrims of Woodstock
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Pilgrims of Woodstock: A 50 Year Retrospective

Saturday, September 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the famed event, author and popular culture historian John Kane will take you inside the Woodstock Festival in this presentation based on his new book Pilgrims of Woodstock.

This presentation offers a vivid and intimate portrait of the overlooked stars of the festival: the everyday people who made Woodstock unforgettable. The photographs by Richard F. Bellak and interviews capture attendees' profound personal moments across hundreds of acres of farmland, as they meditated, played music, cooked food at night, and congregated around campfires. For three days, they helped and relied on each other in peace and harmony. For most, it was a life-changing event.

About the speaker:
John Kane is faculty in the design and media department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He is the author of Pilgrims of Woodstock: Never-Before-Seen Photos (University Press of Indiana) and The Last Seat in the House: The Story of Hanley Sound (University Press of Mississippi). Dr. Kane grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and now resides on the seacoast of New Hampshire.