Woodstock 50 years later: Locals 'shaped' by music festival, cultural shifts

Posted on 8/12/2019 9:42:20 AM

“Richard Burkert was a 17-year-old recent high school graduate in August 1969, whose experience consisted of living in what he called the homogeneous, sheltered community of Camp Hill, Cumberland County - white, middle-class, conservative, predictable. ... But, separately, Burkert and Casker headed to Woodstock, an event billed as a "music and art fair" and "Aquarian exposition" near White Lake in Bethel, New York. Soon after being inspired by Woodstock, Burkert entered Indiana University of Pennsylvania ... Burkert has become the area's preeminent historian as the president and chief executive officer of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.”

—“Woodstock 50 years later: Locals 'shaped' by music festival, cultural shifts,”
Centre Daily Times, August 11, 2019