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Motherís Day Weekend Quilt Show Scheduled for Lansing Manor

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
8-800-724-0309
stephen.ramsey@nypa.gov

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 www.nypa.gov.

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.

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