New York Power Authority Reopens Lansing Manor on May 1

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Samantha Clark
(800) 724-0309

April 23, 2014


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NORTH BLENHEIM—Historic Lansing Manor reopens for the summer tourist season on Thursday, May 1.

This year marks the Manor House’s 37th year as an admission-free museum, operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. built the house in 1819 as a wedding gift for his daughter and son-in-law, Jacob Livingston Sutherland.

The Power Authority acquired the property in 1971 as part of its development of the nearby Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

The Manor House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was fully restored by NYPA in 1977 to reflect the lifestyles of the people who lived in the house during its first fifty years. The Power Authority completed a renovation of the building in 2002.

Several special events are planned at Lansing Manor this season, including the annual quilt show, June 7 and 8, and the Victorian Tea, on August 2. New to the schedule this year is “Exploring the Spirits and Senses” at Lansing Manor on October 26, Halloween weekend.

Additional historic events are held throughout the year. Admission to the house, and events, is always free.

Lansing Manor will be open daily, except Tuesdays, until October 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For further information, please call 1-800-724-0309 or visit on the web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ 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 the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.