New York Power Authority visitors centers in the Northern and Western New York and in the Northern Catskills will receive more than $13 million in state-of-the-art upgrades, NYPA announced today.
Modernization projects will be completed at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center in North Blenheim, Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center in Lewiston and the Frank S. McCullough Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center in Massena.
Upgrades will include large touch screens and exhibits connected to the Internet. More accessible floor layouts, modified signage and improvements to lighting and electrical infrastructure will also be included in the renovation work.
In addition to housing exhibits on energy and NYPA power programs, the facilities serve as community centers that host special events.
Hadley Exhibits, Inc., a Buffalo firm, won the bid to develop content and designs for the fabrication and installation of the new exhibits.
Construction at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will begin in fall of 2016 and completed by spring of 2017.
More information on NYPA’s admission-free visitor centers is available at http://www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm, http://www.nypa.gov/vc/Niagara.htm, and http://www.nypa.gov/vc/stlaw.htm.