they're building a Tesla museum (and I got a tour)

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. 

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 Right now it looks like this

Right now it looks like this

 Someday it will look like this again (except, you know, modern)

Someday it will look like this again (except, you know, modern)