As a huge history nerd, I'm definitely an advocate for having properties that have had a significant historical contribution to our world being designated as historical sites. I believe that people these days don't care enough about the past, they don't care to know their history or where we, as an up-and-coming global society, came from. So when I see a chance to spread the word about something like this, I jump on it.
If you don't know who Nikola Tesla
is, I highly recommend reading up on him. It will open your eyes to what types of technology are really possible (in case you didn't already know ;)). They were possible a hundred years ago, and they are most certainly possible now. The world just doesn't get told about great minds like Nikola Tesla, and are, instead, fed stories about
douche-bags like Thomas Edison. Knowing about Nikola Tesla will (most likely) give you a new disdain for Thomas Edison - and, perhaps, make you a little disgusted at how greedy people can be, even a hundred years ago.
I've already given money to help purchase this property and turn it into a Tesla Museum. If you can spare some cash, won't you do the same?
- Jessica ♥
(The post below is taken from this link) Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
Nikola Tesla was the father of the electric age. Despite having drop-kicked humanity into a second industrial revolution, up until recently he's been an unsung hero in history books. If you don't know who Tesla is, go read this
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.
There is currently another offer on the table from someone who wants to purchase the property potentially tear it down or turn it into a retail establishment. There is no Tesla museum in the United States, despite Tesla's extraordinary accomplishments. If we can outbid this other person and buy the land it will permanently be protected as a historic site
and eventually converted into a Nikola Tesla Science Center.
The folks behind this project are a 501(c) non-profit organization and they've spent the past 15 years trying to find a way to save this property. This IndieGoGo account is linked directly to their bank and all the funds will go directly to them.
Even if we raise the full amount and end up with $1.7 million, this isn't enough to build an actual museum / science center. But it will effectively put the property into the right hands so it can eventually be renovated into something fitting for one of the greatest inventors of our time.
Internet, this is where you come in: HELP ME BUILD A GODDAMN TESLA MUSEUM.
More details about the campaign can be found over here
The Indiegogo campaign is linked directly to the bank account of Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, formerly known as Friends of Science East, Inc. It is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization registered with the State of New York.