Happy Holidays

This is a season celebrated with light, from holiday trees and homes decorated with lights, to the glow of menorah and kwanzaa candles. Nikola Tesla’s inventions helped bring us electric lights, and we celebrated recently with hundreds of festive folks during our Holiday Lighting. This year, TSCW created its annual holiday image from a photo taken at the Holiday Lighting by Alina Wilczynski, a Volunteer who captures light-inspired photos at our events, like giant Tesla coils and robotics in action. Thank you to our supporters, members, volunteers and donors from around the world, who help us provide events like these to more and more people.


From the Board and Staff at TSCW, we wish you a light and bright holiday season

and new year full of good health and goodwill!


Tesla’s Christmas Letter to the Red Cross


On Christmas Day in 1900, Nikola Tesla wrote a reply to a request made by the American Red Cross to predict man’s greatest possible achievement over the next century. The letter shows Tesla’s great enthusiasm at the idea and begins with an expression of affectionate gratitude for the humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross:

“The retrospect is glorious, the prospect is inspiring: Much might be said of both. But one idea dominates my mind. This — my best, my dearest — is for your noble cause. I have observed electrical actions, which have appeared inexplicable. Faint and uncertain though they were, they have given me a deep conviction and foreknowledge, that ere long all human beings on this globe, as one, will turn their eyes to the firmament above, with feelings of love and reverence, thrilled by the glad news:  “Brethren! We have a message from another world, unknown and remote. It reads: one… two… three…”

Christmas 1900 – Nikola Tesla


In the same humanitarian spirit, TSCW wishes you a Merry Christmas!



AAQ / Resource: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects