NEW JERSEY HAS EDISON, LONG ISLAND HAS TESLA!

 

July 26, 2017

 Stony Brook, NY – An amazing summer-long exhibit showcasing the brilliance of inventor Nikola Tesla is now open at Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village.  The exhibit will feature an impressive 4 x 4 foot replica of the Tesla Laboratory at Shoreham, as well as a signed “founder’s edition” Tesla Roadster (pictured), the ninth one off the assembly line. The first exhibit of its kind on Long Island, it was designed and implemented by the Tesla Science Center and includes many displays that are interactive.

On August 27 at 2 pm, internationally renowned physicist, Dr. Sebastian White, a member of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and great grandson of famed architect, Stanford White, will speak about Tesla and his connection with Long Island cultural figures and the international scientific community. Interestingly, Stanford White was one of Nikola Tesla’s original investors.  It is also fitting that this exhibit is hosted in Stony Brook Village, adjacent to a church designed by Stanford White.

Partially sponsored by Astoria Bank, the exhibit will be open through September 4, seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm at the Cultural Center, located at 97P Main Street in the rear of the Stony Brook Village Center. The cost for all components of the exhibit is $7 pp for adults and children 5 to 11 will be $5 pp. For further information call 631-689-5888 or visit stonybrookvillage.com.

Founded in 1939, WMHO is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and fosters community enrichment through cultural and educational experiences.  WMHO accomplishes this by enhancing and interpreting its historic and environmentally sensitive properties and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology.