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Education and Fun At The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center and Historic Lansing Manor

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

March 8, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM— Looking for a new way to combine education and fun? Then plan a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center & Historic Lansing Manor on the grounds of the New York Power Authority (NYPA).  The visitors center, housed in a 19th century dairy barn, offers free programs for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and also houses more than 30 interactive exhibits on electricity, technology, history and our environment.

Next to our visitors center, you’ll find historic Lansing Manor, an early American country estate built in 1819.  Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century.

In addition, NYPA has created a 1.9-acre wetlands area adjacent to the visitors center.  These wetlands serve as an outdoor classroom to explain the function and benefits of wetlands to air and water quality.

The admission free visitors center is open daily (except for some holidays) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Historic Lansing Manor is open May 1- October 31 (closed Tuesday) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm also.  To schedule a field trip for students and other community organizations, or for additional information, call 1-800 724-0309.

About NYPA:

 ■     NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■      NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. 

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