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Lansing Manor House Set to Reopen on May 1

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

April 24, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The historic Lansing Manor will reopen for the summer tourism season on Thursday, May 1.

This year marks the Manor House’s 31st year as an admission-free museum, operated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

“We appreciate the support from the Schoharie County Historical Society in helping make Lansing Manor one of the premiere tourist destinations in Schoharie County,” said Steve Ramsey, NYPA’s Community Relations Manager at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project, whose visitors center is next door to the manor house.

Revolutionary-era patriot John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. built the historic 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 its development of the Blenheim-Gilboa project. The Manor House, listed in the national Register of Historic Places, was fully restored by NYPA in 1977 to reflect the lifestyles of the people who lived in the house during its first 50 years. In 2002 the Power Authority also completed a renovation of the house.

Several special events are planned for the Lansing Manor House this season, including the annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show on May 10 and 11 and Victorian Tea on August 2.

“We also plan on holding additional historic events throughout the season,” said Ramsey. “And, best of all, admission to the house and our events are always free!”

Lansing Manor will be open daily, except Tuesdays, until October 31, 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 www.nypa.gov.

 

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