June15 Lansing Manor: 200th Anniversary

Step back in time & help us celebrate the 200th Anniversary of historic Lansing Manor

Date:
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time:
10am-3pm

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Proud to be a part of I Love NY’s Path Through History Weekend in June!

Lansing Manor festivities will include demonstrations by historic craft and trades people including a blacksmith, tinsmith, basket weaver, broom maker, chair caner, and medicinal herbalist. Learn what life was life 200 years ago from some of the era’s “celebrities”- Abraham Lincoln (author and re-enactor Peter Lindemann) and Mark Twain (re-enactor Don Coons). Country picnic-style lunch offered for purchase by local charity organizations with free popcorn and lemonade provided by NYPA.

Filled with authentic furnishings and priceless antiques from the first half of the 19th century, The Manor, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, contains 10 large rooms on two floors, plus a below-ground kitchen and other utility rooms and is a classic example of Federal period architecture. Lansing Manor is operated by NYPA and is marking its 42nd season as an admission-free museum. It is open daily from May through October for guided tours from 10am- 5pm. It is closed Tuesdays.

After touring Lansing Manor, plan on a visit to the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center. It is housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn and is part of the Lansing Manor complex. The Visitor 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 Blenheim- Gilboa Visitor Center is open daily, year round, for guided tours from 10am- 5pm.