Woodstock History Center’s Mission
Sharing and preserving the history of Woodstock through inspiring educational experiences and dynamic collections.
The Woodstock History Center employs a multi-faceted approach to achieve its mission of sharing and preserving the history of Woodstock. The Center hosts and organizes a wide variety of educational experiences that include curriculum-linked explorations (such as a fourth-grade History Fair and walking tours of the village), heirloom craft workshops (that feature activities such as quilting and stenciling), multi-generational community events (like old-time band concerts and fairs), and a monthly lecture series. Through its publishing arm, the Center also creates resources such as local history books and traveling education kits that help to preserve and disseminate information.
Simultaneously, the History Center seeks to collect and preserve the area’s history through artifacts and material culture. The Center’s collections include: art, furniture, toys, silver, china, clothing, textiles, maps, photographs, and much more. Many of these artifacts are on display in the Center’s museum. The Center’s philosophy is that education is important and should be available to all. To that end, admission is free to the History Center’s museum and to most of its programs. Please come visit!