NYPA Completes Successful 30th
Anniversary Season at Lansing Manor House
November 7, 2007
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NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free Lansing Manor
House continued to be a major tourist attraction in southern
Schoharie County during 2007, drawing more than 12,000 people during
its 30th-anniversary season from May 1 through Oct. 29.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), which owns the
Manor House and operates it as a museum in cooperation with the
Schoharie County Historical Society, celebrated the anniversary with
several major programs that included a Mother’s Day weekend quilt
show, an antique auto show, a vintage baseball game and a Victorian
Built in 1819, the house is part of the historic
Lansing Manor complex of educational and recreational facilities on
the grounds of the Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage
Power Project. The Power Authority purchased the Manor site in 1971
as part of construction of the Blenheim-Gilboa project and restored
the house to reflect the lifestyles of its occupants over the years.
The power project’s visitors center, also admission-free, is housed
in an adjacent renovated dairy barn.
“We’re delighted to have been the venue for so many
successful community events over the past year,” said Roger B.
Kelley, NYPA’s president and chief executive officer. “Lansing
Manor is a major attraction in its own right and should be on every
tourist’s itinerary when visiting New York’s Schoharie Valley.”
The Lansing Manor House is a classic example of
Federalist period architecture. The house was built by John TenEyck
Lansing Jr., an important figure in New York State politics and
government during the time of the American Revolution, as a wedding
gift to his daughter Frances and her husband, Jacob Sutherland.
NYPA plans to play host next year to a
Revolutionary War battle re-enactment at Lansing Manor. A quilt show
weekend, an antique auto show and a Victorian tea event will again
be on the schedule.
The Lansing Manor complex is located on Route 30,
17 miles south of Middleburgh and about 50 miles southwest of
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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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