Nikola Tesla's old lab in New York, the Wardenclyffe Tower, is up for sale, and there's a campaign that's been launched to help purchase the property and build the first Tesla museum in the United States. The campaign's goal is to raise $850,000 towards a New York State matching grant that's been secured by a non-profit. Tesla fan Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal is behind the campaign to help out the non-profit, and is hoping they don't get outbid by a developer. He told Wired:
"Tesla is a hero of mine, and very rarely does an opportunity present itself where you can make a difference to your hero’s legacy nearly a century after his time. It’d be like starting a crowdfunding campaign to keep Abraham Lincoln’s original home from getting bulldozed and turned into a Krispy Kreme. I’d be all over Operation Make-Lincoln-Not-Doughnuts."
The campaign currently has raised over $500,000 and has 44 days left—you can donate here.
The lab, the final one of the father of the electric age, is located in Shoreham, New York, and it's where Tesla "attempted to build a tower that would provide free wireless energy to the entire earth. The land, laboratory, and foundation beneath the tower are still there."