Snurfer In The Smithsonian?

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

Large Sherm PoppenSherman Poppen’s Snurfer is getting ready for a trip to Washington DC as the Smithsonian Institution is reportedly in the process of designing a display to honor the creator of the boards, according to a story on

The Smithsonian’s 19 museums drew 25.2 million visitors in 2008. Poppen’s display is expected to be part of the offerings at The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation. Located in the National Museum of American History, The Lemelson Center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people. . . A Smithsonian spokeswoman noted that only about 3 to 5 percent of the national museum’s entire collection is on display at any given time, so area residents looking to view the Poppen display, which is still being designed, should not expect to just show up and necessarily see it.

Guess that means some people may see it and the rest of the time it will be hidden away with the ark of the covenant.

For the whole backstory click here for the Sherman Poppen interview from November 1994.


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VTSP June 16, 2009 at 7:16 am

Well deserved!!!…. this guy sold over a million Snurfers before Jake and Tom Sims started their companies.

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