The Restoration of Guy Park Manor

An update from NYS Canal Corp/NYPA the topic of presentation for the May meeting of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing

Fort Hunter, NY –  The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will host officials from the New York State Canal Corporation and New York Power Authority to discuss the restoration of Guy Park Manor in Amsterdam on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30pm inside the Enders House on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter.

Join us for this presentation by Robert F. Panepinto and Lauren Hoopes.  They will be providing an update about the Guy Park Manor Environmental Education and Resiliency project.  That project will restore the historic manor along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River in the City of Amsterdam, Montgomery County, and create a new educational facility and community gathering space. Guy Park Manor, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is located along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River at Lock E-11. Severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, the preservation, rehabilitation, and reactivation of this site will be completed in two main phases.

Robert F. Panepinto has served as a Cultural Resources Specialist for the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the past 16 years, the last four of which have been spent in a senior role. Prior to his employment with NYPA, he worked for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and as a consultant on independent projects. He holds an MA in American History from Villanova University and an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont.

Lauren Hoopes has served as a Cultural Resources Specialist at the New York State Canal Corporation for the past 5 years. She holds a BA in History from University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Historic Preservation from Clemson University and the College of Charleston’s joint program. Working on the New York State Canal System, some of which is more than 200 years old, keeps Lauren on her toes day-in and day-out.

This program is free and open to the public. Donations to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing are always graciously accepted. The Enders House is located adjacent to the Visitor Center and Museum.

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitor Center and Museum is located at 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069; their telephone number is (518) 829-7516.  The grounds of the site are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year.

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