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Power Authority Visitors to Play Host to Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment

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

May 21, 2008 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority today announced that the grounds of its admission-free visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will be the site of a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. The programs are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 31 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 1.

Hundreds of participants will converge on the almost 400 acres of property to recreate the Battle of Cobleskill and demonstrate typical camp life activities for Colonial men, women and children. A period cricket match between the Crown and Congressional camps is also scheduled. Vendors will sell food and beverages. 

Visitors are encouraged to stop at the visitors center and the historic Lansing Manor Museum, also admission-free, to enjoy the many hands-on displays and exhibits on energy, as well as experience the rich history of a 19th-century house. The facilities will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309. 

The Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project visitors center and the Lansing Manor Museum are located on State Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grange Gorge.  

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