Victorian Tea Party Set For NYPA's Lansing Manor

Steve Ramsey

May 11. 2011


NORTH BLENHEIM—A Victorian tea party will be held at the historic Lansing Manor Museum on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Saturday, May 21. There will be a seating at 1 p.m. and another at 3 p.m.  Reservations are required as there is limited seating to participate in the free event. 

Tea sandwiches, desserts and scones will be served with a variety of teas.  There will also be free guided tours of Lansing Manor Museum. To reserve a seat at the Victorian Tea, please call 800-724-0309. Another Tea is scheduled for later in the summer.

Historic Lansing Manor Museum is 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.

The Manor Museum is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, October 31, when it will close for the winter season.

Guests are invited to enjoy the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for students of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project acts like a giant battery, generating hydroelectricity by recycling water between two huge reservoirs. Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy production and conservation.

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit www.nypa.gov or call 1-800-724-0309.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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