World Travelogue Series Returns
to NYPA Visitors Center
March 25, 2008
annual World Travelogue series returns on Sundays during April to
the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
Power Project admission-free visitors center.
The 2 p.m.
slideshow presentations for armchair travelers will be held in the
visitors center theater, with refreshments served after each.
“Western Ramblings with Bill Massoth,” a look at the High
Sierras, a Japanese-American detention camp, Red Rock Canyon,
Boulder Bay and the Hoover Dam.
April 13: “The
Erie Canal with Frank Taormina,” a brief history of the creation
of the canal and photographic highlights of Taormina’s trip from
Rexford to the Schoharie Creek aqueduct.
“Historical Mishmash with Bill Massoth,” a subjective and unique
view of local history.
April 27: “The
Historic Gilboa Movie with Samantha Clark,” a video documenting
250 years of prosperity and turmoil in what was once the largest
settlement in Schoharie County.
Admission is free,
but seating is limited and those planning to attend are asked to
call 1-800-724-0309 for reservations.
Guests are also
invited to enjoy the visitors center’s attractions, which include
hands-on exhibits on such subjects as basics of electricity, uses of
electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.
The visitors center
is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles
north of Grand Gorge.
■ 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
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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