Lansing Manor House Will Reopen
May 2: NYPA to Mark Facility's 30th Anniversary as Museum
April 23, 2007
NORTH BLENHEIM—Historic Lansing Manor will reopen
for the summer tourism season on Wednesday, May 2.
This year marks the Manor House’s 30th anniversary
as an admission-free museum operated by the New York Power Authority
in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society. The
anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16 in a program
that will include a vintage 19th-century baseball game as well as
other festivities on the complex’s grounds.
Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing,
Jr. built the Manor 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 the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The
Manor House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was
fully restored in 1977 and renovated in 2002.
In addition to the anniversary program, special
events in 2007 will include the annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show,
which will be held on May 12-13.
Lansing Manor will be open daily, except Tuesdays,
until Monday, Oct. 29, 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
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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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