Man sells pieces of Woodstock history as 50th anniversary nears

Posted: Updated:

A Rockland County man has uncovered an original piece of Woodstock history that fans can touch -- and even own -- just in time for the event's 50th anniversary.

Three weeks after the 1969 concert in Bethel, Steve Gold was at his girlfriend's bungalow cottage in the same town. Gold's girlfriend's father asked him to help unload wood for a paddleboard tennis court. The man told Gold that the wood was from the Woodstock stage.

In 2017, Gold returned to Bethel. He found the old paddleboard court and asked its owners to remove some panels. They found logos and markings seen in the Woodstock movie and photographs from the event.

Gold had the wood authenticated three more times, and then bought it. This year, he launched Peace of Stage, selling products made with wood from the stage as Woodstock's 50th anniversary approaches.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."