Education and Fun At The
Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center and Historic Lansing
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
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
■ 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
Return to Press Center