|Lansing Manor Closes for the Winter Following Successful Season|
|October 31, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
NORTH BLENHEIM—Historic Lansing Manor, part of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center complex, will close for the season effective November 1. Since May 1, Lansing Manor has hosted more than 10,000 visitors at events designed to complement the building’s early 19th century vintage, including an annual Quilt Show, a Victorian Tea and a Halloween Haunted History Tour that invoked the lives of the home’s former tenants. Operated by NYPA in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society, this year marked Lansing Manor’s 36th season as an admission-free museum. Lansing Manor will reopen for the 2014 summer season on May 1, and thereafter will be open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October 31. The 2014 season will be filled with more fun filled events including an expansion of the Haunted History Tour as well as more events and tours related to the building’s history. In addition to the events centered at Lansing Manor, tours are also available during the many events that take place at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, May through October. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For further information, or to inquire about our 2014 calendar of events, call 800-724-0309 or visit us on the web at www.nypa.gov/vc/blenheim.htm. The visitors center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of 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 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 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 www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.
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