Immediate local reaction after the Woodstock Festival was swift. Within a week, the local weekly newspaers were filled with correspondences concerning the event. Though opinions varied, the majority of the letters were critical either about the concert, the crowd, local law enforcement, politicians, or anything else that was felt to be associated with the festival.
The new Woodstock exhibit will have on display brief excerpts from some letters published in the Sullivan County Democrat, Republican Watchman and Liberty Register. More complete versions of these letters will be placed here.