Special Events Planned for 2007
at NYPA’s Lansing Manor Site: Visitors Center Drew More Than
40,200 in 2006
January 11, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—Fresh from a banner year in 2006 at
the admission-free visitors center at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is
planning a number of special events for 2007 at the center and the
adjacent Lansing Manor House and grounds.
The visitors center continued to be a major Capital
Region attraction last year, drawing more than 40,200 people.
Housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn that is part of the
historic Lansing Manor complex, the center is packed with
interactive exhibits on electric generation and with displays
highlighting the area’s environmental and geographic features. It
is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Among the highlights of the complex’s 2007 schedule
is a celebration of the manor house’s 30th anniversary as an
admission-free museum, operated by the Power Authority in
cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society. The
anniversary will be celebrated on June 16 in a program that will
include a vintage 19th-century baseball game on the complex’s
The manor house, open from May 1 through Oct. 31,
is a classic example of Federalist period architecture. It was
built by John TenEyck Lansing, Jr., a major figure in New York State
politics and government before, during and after the American
Revolution, as a wedding gift to his daughter Frances and her
husband, Jacob Sutherland.
A major addition to the 2007 calendar is an antique
road show on July 15. Following a successful debut last year, an
energy expo, featuring advice on saving energy in homes and
again be held in conjunction with the annual
Wildlife Festival on Sept. 22. Past favorites such as the D.A.R.E.
car show and photos with the Easter Bunny and Santa are among other
The schedule of 2007 events at the Lansing Manor
Jan. 14, 21, 28 – Sunday Matinee Movies
Feb. 20-22 – Winter Break Series (educational
programs and entertainment for schoolchildren)
March 4, 11, 18, 25 – World Travelogue Series
April 1 – Photos with the Easter Bunny
May 12-13 – Annual Quilt Show
June 10 –D.A.R.E. Car Show
June 16 – Vintage 19th-Century Baseball Game
and Lansing Manor Anniversary
July-August – Headwaters Soccer Camp at Mine
Kill State Park
July 15 – Merchandise of the Past –An Antique
Sept. 22 –Annual Wildlife Festival and Energy
Oct. 27 – Halloween Event
Nov. 4, 11, 18 – Sunday Matinee Movies
Dec. 8 – Photos with Santa
Dec. 1-Jan. 2, 2008 – Festival of Trees
For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
The Lansing Manor complex is located on Route 30,
17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
The complex is about 50 miles southwest of Albany.
■ 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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