TSCW Awarded the Save America’s Treasures Grant
TSCW is proud recipient of a $500,000 Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant from the National Parks Service and National Endowment of the Arts that will be used to preserve the laboratory of inventor Nikola Tesla and restore it into a museum and global science center.
The $500,000 in funds is critical to ensure the exterior stabilization and restoration of the circa 1901 laboratory building at Wardenclyffe. The structure is an international landmark with historic significance as the only surviving laboratory of science visionary Nikola Tesla; it is recognized as one of the key sites in global technology history for its part in the science, aerospace, telecommunications, and research hub that emerged in the Long Island/New York corridor beginning with the Cradle of Aviation and growing to include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Grumman Industries, and others.
According to US Senator Chuck Schumer, “Wardenclyffe Laboratory in Shoreham is one of Long Island’s historical treasures, and I was proud to support funding for the Nikola Tesla Science Center through the Save America’s Treasures program. Now, half a million dollars are on the way to stabilize and restore Wardenclyffe, the only remaining laboratory of Nikola Tesla, one of history’s most renowned engineers and visionary inventors. Mr. Tesla immigrated to America’s shores and made world-altering discoveries right here in New York. Tesla Science Center is working each day to educate the public and preserve Tesla’s legacy, and these much-needed federal funds will help fulfill that mission.”
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) is a New York State 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to develop the site of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a transformative global science center that embraces his bold spirit of invention, provides innovative learning experiences, fosters the advancement of new technologies,
and preserves his legacy in the Tesla Museum.