NYPA Press Release

Lansing Manor House Open for the Season

For Immediate Release: 5/10/17

Contact: Samantha Van Ness | samantha.vanness@nypa.gov | (800) 724-0309

NORTH BLENHEIM—The historic Lansing Manor is now open for the summer tourist season. 

This year marks the Manor House’s 40th year as an admission-free museum, operated by the Schoharie County Historical Society in cooperation with the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. built the historic house in 1819 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 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 there during its first 50 years. In 2002, the Power Authority completed another renovation.

Several special events are planned for the Lansing Manor House this season, including the Victorian Tea on August 5 and the Haunted History Tour on October 29 during the Halloween festivities.

Additional historic events will be held throughout the year and admission to the house and events are always free.

Lansing Manor will be open daily 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 www.nypa.gov.

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