Power Vista Celebrates Black History Month
February 3, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority's Niagara
Power Project will celebrate Black History Month with two free
special events at its Power Vista visitors center.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, Kevin Cottrell will
present "Underground Railroad: From Bondage to Freedom." Learn about
the vital role the Niagara region played in the Underground Railroad
at 11a.m. and 1 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 28, Daughters of Creative
Sound will perform storytelling, drumming, singing and dancing in
celebration of African heritage at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Both events will be held at the Niagara Power
Project Power Vista’s community room. The Power Vista features
displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of
electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as
spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the
Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista,
located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston, are always free of
For more information, call 716-286-6661 or
1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit
for a complete schedule of activities.
■ 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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