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New York Power Authority to Play Host to Antique Road and Auto Shows

Steve Ramsey

July 13, 2009


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will play host to its third annual free antique road show, “Merchandise of the Past,” and an antique auto show and flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s admission-free visitors center.

Various rare autos, including a Detroit Electric from 1918 and a unique 1915 Chalmers, will be on display as well as gas engines and antique tractors. Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 250 show vehicles to register. For more information on registering, please call 518-234-7495.

Visitors are encouraged to bring along their antique treasures for on-site appraisals. Brooks chicken barbecue and food from other local vendors will be available, along with entertainment for children.

During the event, visitors can enjoy a wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at  the visitors center, which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage hydroelectric power project. They can also visit Historic Lansing Manor, an early country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free, and both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In nearby North Blenheim, the world’s longest single span wooden bridge will be transformed into an open-air art gallery at the “The Blenheim Bridge Art Walk.”

 The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and Lansing Manor are located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

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