Historic Lansing Manor Opens on
Monday, May 1
April 26, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM― Historic Lansing Manor will reopen
for the summer tourism season on Monday, May 1.
Built in 1819 by Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten
Eyck Lansing, the Manor House was a wedding gift for his daughter
and son-in-law Jacob Livingston Sutherland.
The property was acquired by the New York Power
Authority in the 1960s as part of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
Power Project. It was fully restored in 1977 and renovated in 2002.
Lansing Manor is filled with authentic furnishings
from the first half of the 19th century. The house, which is listed
in the National Register of Historic Places, is now operated
admission-free by the Power Authority in cooperation with the
Schoharie County Historical Society.
Lansing Manorís season ends on October 31. School
groups and community organizations are welcome. Special events,
including a Revolutionary War Re-Enactment (May 6-7) are also held
at Lansing Manor. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays. For further information, call 1-800-724-0309 or go
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