Thursday, August 16, 2012

Honoring Nicola Tesla.

So, if you're friends with me on Google+ or on twitter, you know I've been spamming your feed with Nicola Tesla fundraising info.  Sorry about that.   Actually, no, not sorry at all.

Did you know that there's a non-profit that is attempting to buy the land that Tesla worked on to create a museum in his honor?  True story. 
Tesla's final laboratory is located in the sleepy town of Shoreham, New York.  It's known as Wardenclyffe and it's where Tesla attempted to build a tower that would provide free wireless energy to the entire earth. Unfortunately, Tesla lost his funding before the project was completed and in 1917 the Wardenclyffe tower was demolished.  Subsequently, the land was sold to a film and paper manufacturer.

However, the land, laboratory, and foundation beneath the tower are still there and very recently went up for sale. And right now a non-profit is trying to buy the property and turn it into a Nikola Tesla Museum. The property is listed at $1.6 million, and this non-profit has received a matching grant from New York State of up to $850k.  This means that if we can raise $850k, New York State will match us for that same amount -- putting the total raised at $1.7 million.
More info here

As of this post, the fundraiser is OVER HALFWAY THERE! This can be a reality, and I think it's a beautiful way to honor his memory and accomplishments.

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