Motherís Day Weekend Quilt Show
Scheduled for Lansing Manor
May 3, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIMóA display of quilts dating to the
18th century will highlight the admission-free Motherís Day
celebration on May 12 and 13 at the historic Lansing Manor House on
the grounds of the New York Power Authorityís Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped
Storage Power Project.
Quilting groups and individuals from Schoharie,
Green and Delaware counties will participate in the show. The
weekend program will also include a cello performance by Stephanie
Zito of Harpersfield on May 12 from noon to 2 p.m., a drawing for a
gift basket of quilterís supplies, free guided tours of the house
and free refreshments.
The Lansing Manor House is filled with authentic
furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house,
listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is operated as a
museum by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie
County Historical Society.
The Manor House, marking its 30th year as a museum,
will be open daily, except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until
Monday, Oct. 29. For further information, please call
1-800-724-0309 or visit on the web at
The Blenheim-Gilboa projectís admission-free
visitors center, housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn, is
adjacent to the Manor House. The center features a wide range of
interactive exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses
of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Project.
The complex is located on Route 30, 17 miles south
of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ 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
nationís 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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