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Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty at Greystone Park
March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$7 – $12.
Photographer Phil Buehler and Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter, Anna Guthrie Canoni, will share stories and photos from the folk singer’s days at Greystone Psychiatric Hospital. The program is sponsored by the Morris County Historical Society. Guthrie, who suffered from Huntington’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder, was a patient at Greystone from 1956 through 1961.He lived in Ward 40 and referred to it as Wardy Forty. Buehler and Guthrie Canoni’s presentation will include stories of Woody’s life at Greystone. Images of the decaying hospital are juxtaposed with Guthrie’s letters from the hospital, family snapshots, home movies and recollections of his friends, family and doctors.