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Historic Lansing Manor Opens on Monday, May 1

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

April 26, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM― Historic Lansing Manor will reopen for the summer tourism season on Monday, May 1.

Built in 1819 by Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, the Manor House was a wedding gift for his daughter and son-in-law Jacob Livingston Sutherland.

The property was acquired by the New York Power Authority in the 1960s as part of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.  It was fully restored in 1977 and renovated in 2002.

Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is now operated admission-free by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

Lansing Manorís season ends on October 31.  School groups and community organizations are welcome.  Special events, including a Revolutionary War Re-Enactment (May 6-7) are also held at Lansing Manor.  Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. For further information, call 1-800-724-0309 or go to www.nypa.gov.

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