Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty Life at Greystone
Photographer Phil Buehler and Woody Guthrie’s grand daughter, Anna Guthrie Canoni, will share stories and photos from the folk singer’s days at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital on Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. at MCHS’s Acorn Hall. Guthrie, who suffered from Huntington’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder, was a patient at Greystone from 1956-1961. 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, family snapshots, home movies and recollections of his friends, family and doctors. A book signing for Buehler and Guthrie Canoni’s book, Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty: Greystone Park state Hospital Revisited, will follow their talk.