Jeryl Howard and her son Zack carried on the tradition of opening the Yasgur Road farm for the 47th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.
The 1969 festival was virtually forgotten through the seventies and most of the eighties, but interest reignited for the twentieth anniversary -- much of it touched off by the installation of Wayne Seward's Woodstock monument that still stands on the original site.
In the early nineties, the celebrations were held there, even though it was private property and town fathers and State Police tried pretty hard to stop them.
Starting around 1996, the original site was finally declared off limits and there was no place for the celebrants to go -- until Roy and Jeryl Howard opened their farm for the Woodstock faithful — which was formerly Max Yasgur's place.
Sadly, on January 29, 2013, Roy Howard died at age 78 (link to obituary) . He will be remembered by thousands that considered him a friend that played a pivotal role in keeping the spirit of Woodstock alive.
This year, many of the Woodstock Faithful returned to the farm and enjoyed a weekend of Peace and Music — just like it's meant to be.
I'm told that this is just the beginning and next year it'll be even better.
Double Click on the Barn to see this year's musical perfomances.
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