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Lansing Manor House Will Reopen May 2: NYPA to Mark Facility's 30th Anniversary as Museum

Steve Ramsey
1-800 724-0309 

April 23, 2007

NORTH BLENHEIM—Historic Lansing Manor will reopen for the summer tourism season on Wednesday, May 2. 

This year marks the Manor House’s 30th anniversary as an admission-free museum operated by the New York Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.  The anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16 in a program that will include a vintage 19th-century baseball game as well as other festivities on the complex’s grounds.  

Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. built the Manor 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 the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The Manor House, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was fully restored in 1977 and renovated in 2002. 

In addition to the anniversary program, special events in 2007 will include the annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show, which will be held on May 12-13.  

Lansing Manor will be open daily, except Tuesdays, until Monday, Oct. 29, 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

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 ■    NYPA 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 is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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