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The Historical Association of Lewiston’s next program is titled “Nikola Tesla, Transformed the World; Was Forgotten; Not Anymore!” Dr. Francis Lestingi will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
A press release explained, “Nikola Tesla literally transformed the entire civilization of our planet with his revolutionary contributions to the physics of alternating current. And it started right here in Western New York. In this dynamic, digital and visual projection lecture, you will learn about the life and legacy of Tesla: the man, the prolific inventor, the poet of science, the humanitarian.
“Arriving in this country with a few cents, Tesla changed the world with his insights into electrical science. Yet he died alone, in deep debt and forgotten. With this presentation, Francis will counter the indignity shown to our fellow New Yorker, Nikola Tesla.”
Lestingi, a professor emeritus of physics and history of science at SUNY Buffalo State, was the first professor to receive both the President’s and Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Lestingi is the co-founder of the Signs of Gold, where he combines his skill as a master hand carver of wood with his expertise as a gilder. He is the co-founder of the Buffalo Niagara Nikola Tesla Council.
This community event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.