History of Tanglewood Tanglewood Online Exhibits Explore Tanglewood's rich history through these archival exhibits. A Festival Is Born: 1934-1936 Learn about the music festival's origins. A Great Future for the Festival: 1937-1938 How the festival found its home. A Dream Fulfilled: 1940 The founding of the Tanglewood Music Center changed the festival — and the world of music — forever. Women Composition Students of the Tanglewood Music Center Follow the journeys of some of the women composers who were trained at the Tanglewood Music Center. John Williams and the Boston Pops A retrospective in honor of the composer's 90th birthday this year.