Yup. Those crazy people at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe have pulled it off. Undaunted by how unlikely and unrealistic their dream seemed (long-abandoned property, $1M price tag, need for serious clean-up, etc.), they said, what the hell. We want to make a museum happen. Let's try.
Two years and one wildly successful, cartoonist-fueled Internet fundraising campaign later, they own the property and are in the midst of a series of Saturday morning clean-ups.
And I got to visit (with my adventure-loving wife)! And talk to two of the board members, Chris and Margaret. And get a tour of the property. Pretty awesome.
Pursue those dreams. Because why not. Because sometimes they actually come true. Me, I can't wait to visit a working museum down the road. And I was thrilled to get to wander the grounds in their semi-haunted, fully disheveled pre-reclaimed state.