NYPA to Celebrate Lansing Manor
Milestone with 19th Century Baseball Game
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA)
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will be the setting for
an admission-free 19th-century baseball game on the lawn of historic
Lansing Manor at noon on Saturday, June 16.
The Roxbury Nine Vintage Baseball Club will play
host to the Brooklyn Atlantics. Ballpark fare will be available and
fans are advised to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The festivities will start at 11:30 a.m. with a
brief opening ceremony marking historic Lansing Manor’s 30th
anniversary as a museum operated by the Power Authority with the
Schoharie County Historical Society. Free tours of Lansing Manor
will be available throughout the day, along with music by the
Roxbury Brass Ensemble and activities for children.
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
project. NYPA fully restored the Manor House, listed in the National
Register of Historic Places, in 1977 and further renovated it in
Lansing Manor and NYPA’s adjacent admission-free
visitors center will be open as usual on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. The center features a wide range of hands-on exhibits on such
subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the
operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project.
The complex is located on Route 30, 17 miles south
of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. For more
information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ 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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