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Victorian Tea Party Set for NYPA Lansing Manor

Steve Ramsey

July 24, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—A Victorian tea party will be held at the historic Lansing Manor on the grounds of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Saturday, August 2. There will be a seating at 1 p.m. and another at 3 p.m. Reservations are required as there is limited seating to participate in the free event.

Tea sandwiches, desserts and scones will be served with a variety of teas. There will also be free guided tours of Lansing Manor. To reserve a seat at the Victorian Tea, please call 1-800-724-0309. To tie into this summer’s “stay-cation” activities at Lansing Manor, a “Less Fuelin’-More Fortune Cookie” will be given to each guest.

The Lansing Manor House is filled with authentic furnishings from the first half of the 19th century. The house is listed on the national Register of Historic Places and is operated as a museum by the Power Authority in cooperation with the Schoharie County Historical Society.

The Manor House is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, October 31, when it will close for the winter season.

Travelers wishing to participate in NYPA’s “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” program, which began this Independence Day (July 4), can use the Victorian Tea as a way to start their family vacation. The program is designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips. The “Sweet Ideas” for saving energy offered by way of the free, specially-prepared “Less Fuelin’-More Fortune Cookies” will also be available at the visitors center for the Blenheim-Gilboa project, adjacent to Lansing Manor, as long as supplies last.

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center and Lansing Manor are located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50 miles southwest of Albany. 

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