The Impact of Woodstock and the 1960s on American Culture

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September 17 2019

100 N. Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
860-645-0821

PRICE: Free

PHONE: 860-645-0821

TIME: 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

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Presented by historian Steve Armstrongon.

Armstrong will examine the importance of the 1969 Woodstock music festival and why it is often seen as the defining moment of the 1960s. He will discuss events leading up to the Woodstock festival, and why to this day it is a "defining moment" for many who attended.  He will also talk about the reasons why the image of "Woodstock" is still an important one in American culture today, and why it is has been difficult to recreate the spirit of the Woodstock festival.  


Armstrong is the social studies consultant for the Connecticut Department of Education.  A long-time teacher at both the high school and university level, Armstrong is an adjunct in the history department at Central Connecticut State University. He is the past president of the National Council for the Social Studies, the major professional organization for social studies teachers in the United States. He has taught both high school and college classes on using popular music to understand history, as well as given workshops at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is located at the site of the original Woodstock music festival.

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