By Eric Malanoski (Townsquare Media News)

State Senator Jim Seward announced Tuesday that legislation he sponsored to protect long-term stability and local management of Hyde Hall in Otsego County has been signed into law. Senator Seward’s bill extends the lease agreement for Hyde Hall between New York State and the Friends of Hyde Hall, which was set to expire on January 1, 2017, for an additional thirty-years to January 1, 2047.

Hyde Hall is located within Gimmerglass State Park and is listed as a National Historic Landmark and state historic site and is operated by Friends of Hyde Hall through a cooperative lease agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The original lease agreement was established in 1988.