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This event has been postponed. Please check the website for updates and new dates.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is taking guests back to 1969 Woodstock with its nineteenth annual Garden Party. The Museum will celebrate, “Woodstock: An Evening of Peace, Love, and Music”. The event will be reminiscent of the late 1960s with delicious food, live music, silent auction items, and games of chance. Come have a groovy time at our SAMA Garden Party hosted on Saturday, August 8 at the Ligonier Valley Museum.

     During the event, guests will enjoy two special exhibitions this year. The featured exhibition, “In Search of Beauty with a Brush: Robert Bowden”, will be on view in the main gallery and the artist will be present to greet visitors and discuss his work. The second exhibition titled, “50 Years of Woodstock: The Collection of Mark Del Costello”, will most certainly bring back memories. Step back in time and enjoy these authentic music posters from noted artists including Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead. These featured posters represent the original 1969 Woodstock held August 15-18 on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York.  

    Inside the Museum and under the tent, guests will be treated to live music performed by Acoustic Fingers. Games of chance will be offered as will a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Dig the delicious “Woodstock-themed” trendy food menu served by the Ligonier Country Club. You can even sit and enjoy the view while getting a henna tattoo! Can you dig it?

    “I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting our Woodstock Festivities this year,” said Site Coordinator Kristin Miller. “We have all been cooped up at home and are really ready to get outside and enjoy one another’s company in a safe and healthy manner. We at SAMA are working diligently to make this year’s event enjoyable and relaxing for all of you. So, dust off those bell bottoms, leather vests, and love beads and join us for a night to remember!”

    “Woodstock: An Evening of Peace, Love, and Music” will start at 5 pm on Saturday, August 8. Tickets are $75 per person. The event is open to the public, though reservations are required by July 24. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. For reservations or additional information, please call the Museum at (724)238-6015, or visit

    Since its opening in 1976, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art has been devoted to its mission of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting American art to the rural communities of southwestern and central Pennsylvania. Since that time, the Museum’s permanent collection has grown to number more than 5,000 works of art. With five sites located in Altoona, Bedford Johnstown, Ligonier, and Loretto, SAMA has been able to reach tens of thousands every year with its world-class exhibitions and award-winning education programs.



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