The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


You did it! Woodstock artifact funded by music fans

Monday, August 15: 11 a.m.
Posted by Greg Harris

Today—with help from over 100 donors from around the country—our curators hung the iconic Yasgur’s Farm dairy sign in the museum.  It was installed to coincide with the 42nd Anniversary of the Woodstock Art and Music Festival. See photos of the sign installation here!

Some readers will be familiar with the story.  The remarkable sign was preserved for 40 years by a neighbor and was recently acquired by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  An anonymous donor agreed to contribute $12,000—half the purchase price—with the condition that other music fans provide the remainder through a grassroots online fundraising campaign.  We elected to use website kickstarter.com.  From there the fans took over and contributed the rest of the funds in a few short weeks—THANK YOU.

If you are passing through Cleveland stop in and see the sign.  It hangs in the museum next to the famed awning from CBGB’s, about 50 feet from Jerry’s guitars, Janis’ Porsche, and a few thousand other incredible artifacts documenting the most powerful art form in history – ROCK AND ROLL!
Over 100 individuals supported the campaign including:

Craig A. Adams
Carl Artman
Kimberley Barton
John & Denise Bellas
Michael Benninger
Tom Bruzda
Brian Caine
Cynthia C. Craig
Brent A. Davis
James K. Fitton
Jim Fox
Richard C. Freedman
Harry Mackey
CeCe Graham
Scott Haasl
Mary Hancock
John and Kristie Haugh
Heather Henderson
Larry Holland
Mike Hurwitch
Linda Kane
Andrew Kenen
Donna Komidar
Jeanette M Lee
Jim Livecchi
Steve MacIntyre
Alexa Marinos
Jim McFarland
Iain Matthews
Marilyn and Jack Oliver
Dale & Belinda Paugh
Katie Quincel
Bob Spreat
Paul Weishampel
Rob Wirth

 




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