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Let’s all Help Save Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Laboratory!

August 1, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

(UPDATED August 16, 2012) August 1, 2012 – “We need to raise the money to buy Wardenclyffe quickly. Looking for a substantial grant or donation to make this possible. Does anyone have some good connections to possible funding sources?”

This was posted Monday, July 30, on the Facebook page of a not-for-profit organization called Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (a.k.a. Friends of Science East Inc.), which aims to raise $1.6 million for the Wardenclyffe property. Owned by Agfa, the property includes the original Tesla building, and the concrete and granite tower foundation.

The group wants to develop a regional science & technology centre on this site in Shoreham, N.Y., which would include: visiting experts, presentations and lectures; science teacher association conferences and symposia; a Tesla exhibit; exploratorium-type exhibits; a possible incubator space and more.

“The historic significance of the Shoreham site presents a unique opportunity as it contains the only remaining laboratory where Nikola Tesla—the famous inventor of alternating current electricity and neon lighting—conducted research,” says the organization on its website.

Electrical Business is proud to have contributed to help save part of our global electrical heritage. Visit www.teslasciencecenter.org or email info@teslasciencecenter.org and help save Wardenclyffe.

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