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Over 75 Quilts On Display At The NY Power Authority’s Historic Lansing Manor

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

June 3, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Over 75 quilts will be on display at the 7th Annual Lansing Manor Quilt Show at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center complex on Sat. and Sun., June 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s event will be dedicated to Hall of Fame Quilter Virginia Hull, whose famous quilt dedicated to the lives lost in the World Trade Center tragedy will be on display. Handmade quilts demonstrating a large variety of talent and technique by individuals and groups from Schoharie, Green and Delaware counties, will be featured in the show.  There is no charge for the quilt show which includes a drawing for a gift basket of quilters’ supplies.  Free guided tours of the Lansing Manor House will be available. There will be a bake sale sponsored by the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. only on Saturday.

The Lansing Manor House is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century.  The house, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is operated as a museum by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.  It is marking its 33rd season as a museum, and is open daily, except Tuesdays, May through October, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information and a complete calendar of events, please call 800-724-0309 or visit www.nypa.gov/vc/blengil.htm.

After viewing the quilts and touring Lansing Manor, please visit the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center.  It is housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn, adjacent to the Lansing Manor House. The center features a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.

The complex is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge and about one hour from Albany.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority 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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.

 

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