Farmingville, NY – On October 14, Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended the 22nd Annual Rocky Point Historical Society Tea at the Rocky Point VFW Post #6249. This year’s guest speaker was award-winning filmmaker Joe Sikorski, who discussed his documentary films “Tower to the People – Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues,” and his new project “Invisible Threads,” which explores the secret history of the Telefunken Radio Station in Sayville that helped pull the United States into World War I.
Nikola Tesla, a pioneer in the development and commercial use of alternating current electricity, radio, neon lighting and x-rays among other inventions, established. Wardenclyffe in Shoreham, his last remaining laboratory. The Wardenclyffe property, which includes the original main building designed by famed architect Stanford White, was constructed in the early 1900s. It was purchased by the not-for profit Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in 2013 with plans to build a museum and science center. In May of 2014, the Town Board voted to designate the Tesla Laboratory as a Historic Landmark in the Town of Brookhaven. For more information about the not-for-profit Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, visit www.teslasciencecenter.org.
“It’s always a pleasure to attend the annual Rocky Point Historical Society Tea. They do so much to keep our heritage alive for the new generation and for those to come.” said Councilwoman Bonner. “I applaud their efforts to preserve and share the local history of our community.”
Pictured are (left to right) Joseph Santoriello; Joan Depken; Jeff Davis; Pete Falcetta; RPHS president Natalie Aurucci Stiefel; County Legislator Sarah Anker; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Rory Rubino; Joseph Sikorski; Linda Cathcart; Robert Rizzotto; Edith Mahler and Janice Bambara.
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