Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe buys Nikola Tesla laboratory in Shoreham

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe's President Janet Alcorn, says the nonprofit was able to purchase the lab after a weeklong fundraising effort that raised $1.37 million.

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe's President Janet Alcorn, says the nonprofit was able to purchase the lab after a weeklong fundraising effort that raised $1.37 million. (5/7/13)

SHOREHAM - A community group has bought Nikola Tesla's old laboratory in Shoreham.

Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe's President Janet Alcorn, says the nonprofit was able to purchase the lab after a weeklong fundraising effort that raised $1.37 million.

Tesla, who toiled away in the lab for years, eventually passed away penniless. The lab was seized by creditors nearly a century ago.

Alcorn says the group will turn the lab into a museum. It will take five years to clean up the 16-acre site and construct the museum. The museum and cleanup will set the group back $5-10 million.

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