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Schoharie County Historical Society Spring Meeting at Lansing Manor

Written By Editor on 4/21/17 | 4/21/17

Schoharie, NY – The annual Spring Program Meeting of the Schoharie County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 7 PM at the New York Power Authority’s Visitors Center in North Blenheim.  The public is invited to attend the meeting and visit the Lansing Manor House afterward.

Historical Society Director Carle Kopecky will introduce the Society’s new Director of Educational Outreach Melinda McTaggart, who will now manage the Lansing Manor operations among other duties. “Methods of interpreting historic house museums have changed dramatically in the past 20 years” says Mr. Kopecky. “We look forward to exploring ways these new techniques might be introduced at Lansing Manor.” Referring to the popular PBS TV series he adds, “I like to think of it as the Downton Abbey of Schoharie County and we should be presenting it that way!”

Lansing Manor has been restored as needed and maintained by the Power Authority since the 1970s.  The Manor is staffed by the Historical Society. "The addition of a new Director of Educational Outreach position is an opportunity for us (NYPA) to work more closely with the society to further interpret this fine piece of local history", said Mario Roefaro Community Relations Manager for NYPA. “We look forward to continuing to promote all that the Schoharie County Historical Society and NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center have to offer to residents and visitors alike.”

The Schoharie County Historical Society also operates the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex in Schoharie, publishes the semi-annual “Historical Review” of county history, and organizes lectures and historical events such as Stone Fort Days, History Fair and the upcoming Schoharie Street Movies Centennial on June 8 and 10.  More information about the Society, membership and volunteer opportunities, can be found on their website, www.theoldstonefort.org.

To learn more about visiting NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center and the Lansing Manor Complex please visit www.nypa.gov/BGVisitorsCenter.

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