Blueprints for a Festival

These three maps are in fact original working copies of an architect's drawings, created for Woodstock Ventures in the weeks leading up to the festival. They were included with the official documents Woodstock Ventures filed with the Sullivan County sheriff's office prior to the event. Tossed out as trash in the mid 1980's during routine spring cleaning, they were folded into legal size manila files and boxed with other papers for curbside pick up. They were salvaged by a long time DPW employee who was permitted to remove knick knacks and recyclables, before recycling became a source of revenue for the town.

These images are digitized copies created by Hudson Microimaging of Port Ewen, NY. After being refurbished in a humidified room, the restored full sized blueprints were archivally mounted by Michael Fitzsimmons of Westwood Gallery, Westwood, NJ. and framed in wood that was reclaimed from a shed located across the street behind the stage of the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair (by Tim Diltz of Sugar Loaf Gallery & Framing in Sugar Loaf, NY). Subsequently hung in the lobby of the Museum at Bethel Woods, NY during the summer of the festival's fortieth anniversary in 2009, individually these amazing pieces of memorabilia are truly unique and one of a kind. As a group they show the remarkable scope of the festival producers' intent and the extraordinary efforts taken to overcome the daunting challenges to delivering their advertised event in an untenable three week time frame.

Site Plan       Refined Site Plan       West of Stage Area

Blueprints Framed in Woodstock Wood

Camping Blue Print