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New York Power Authority Announces Expanded Labor Day Weekend Schedule for its Visitors Center and Lansing Manor

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

August 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) admission-free visitors center and historic Lansing Manor Museum on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will be open daily throughout the Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The visitors center, housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits on such subjects as electricity production, operation of the project and energy efficiency.

Adjacent to the visitors center is the historic Lansing Manor Museum, filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th-century. The house is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is operated as a museum by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

After the Labor Day weekend holiday, the visitors center will continue its normal seven-day-a-week operation. Lansing Manor will resume its daily schedule, open Wednesday through Monday and closed Tuesdays, until it closes for the season on Oct. 31.

The visitors center and Lansing Manor are located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of grand Gorge. For more information, call 1-800-724-0309 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

 About NYPA:

■    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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