Lansing Manor House Set to Re-Open on May 1
April 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The historic Lansing Manor, part of
the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa
Visitors Center complex, will reopen for the summer tourism season
on Friday, May 1.
This year marks the Manor House’s 32nd year as an
admission-free museum. Operated by the Power Authority in
cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society, Lansing
Manor is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of
the 19th century and has been described as a history buff’s “dream
Lansing Manor was built by Revolutionary-era
patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing Jr. in 1819 as a wedding gift for his
daughter and son-in law, Frances and Jacob Livingston Sutherland.
The Power Authority acquired the property in 1971 as part of its
development of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The
Manor House, listed in the national Register of Historic Places, was
fully restored by NYPA in 1977 to reflect the lifestyles of the
people who lived in the house during its first 50 years. The Power
Authority renovated the restored Manor House again in 2002.
Several admission-free events are planned for the
Lansing Manor House this season, including the annual Quilt Show on
May 16 and 17, a Victorian Tea on August 1, and others.
Lansing Manor will be open daily, except Tuesdays,
until October 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. School groups and community
organizations are welcome. For further information, call 1-800
724-0309 or visit on the web at www.nypa.gov..
■ 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
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