Woodstock museum to open

Memorial to continue despite government cutting funds

A museum to commemorate the Woodstock festival is set to open, despite the US government pulling money from it.

Officially, the Woodstock Museum is known as the Museum At Bethel Woods and is due to open next year.

However, the US government has withdrawn £500,000 ($1,000,000) from the project.

“Our plans haven’t changed,” says Ellyn Solis a spokeswoman for the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is developing the museum as the newest part of its 2000-acre performing arts venue.

Last week, legislators voted to strip the £500,000 million earmark sought by New York.

The museum is being built on top of the hill where the stage of the legendary festival was located, reports Yahoo News.