Lansing Manor Closes for the
Season After a Successful 2008
November 13, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free Lansing Manor
House continued to be a major tourist attraction in southern
Schoharie County during 2008, drawing more than 10,000 people during
its 31st season lasting from May 1 through October 31.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), which owns the
Manor House and operates it as a museum in cooperation with the
Schoharie County Historical Society, played host to several major
programs, including a Mother’s Day weekend quilt show, an antique
auto show, a vintage baseball game and a Victorian tea event.
Built in 1819, the house is part of the historic
Lansing Manor complex of educational and recreational facilities on
the grounds of the Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
Power Project. The Power Authority purchased the manor site in 1971
as part of construction of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and restored
the house to reflect the lifestyles of its occupants. The power
project’s visitors center, also admission-free, is housed in an
adjacent renovated dairy barn.
The Lansing Manor House is a classic example of
Federalist period architecture. The house was built by John TenEyck
Lansing Jr., an important figure in New York State politics and
government during the time of the American Revolution, as a wedding
gift to his daughter, Frances, and her husband, Jacob Sutherland.
NYPA plans to play host next year to more
history-related programs, including several hands-on programs for
children. A quilt show weekend, an antique auto show and a Victorian
Tea event will again be on the schedule.
The Lansing Manor complex is located on Route 30,
17 miles south of Middleburgh and about 50 miles southwest of
■ 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. ■ For more
information, please go to www.nypa.gov.
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