Lansing Manor House Set to Reopen on May 1
Full schedule of events planned

Samantha Clark

April 30, 2013


NORTH BLENHEIM—The historic Lansing Manor will reopen for the summer tourism season on Wednesday, May 1.

This year marks Lansing Manor’s 36th year as an admission-free museum, operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

The historic house was built in 1819 by American Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. 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 its development of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant. 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. In 2002, the Power Authority completed a subsequent renovation of the house.

Several special events are planned for the Lansing Manor House this season, including the annual Quilt Show on June 1, to 2, and a Victorian Tea on August 3. New to the schedule this year is the Haunted History Tour on October 27.

Additional events with historical, energy and environmental themes will be held throughout the year.  Admission to the Manor House and all events are always free.

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, please call 1-800-724-0309 or visit on the web at

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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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