I dropped the ball on this one, but this weekend the Smithsonian has got a lot going on in conjunction with Go Skate day. It’s called Innoskate, a public festival hosted by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center and IASC, celebrates skate culture’s widespread innovative spirit. June 21 and 22 at the National Museum of American History on the National Mall.

Lots of incredible stuff will be donated into the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History. Tony Hawk’s first deck is grabbing the headlines, but other stuff from OG skater gals Laura Thornhill, Patti McGee, Robin Logan and Cindy Whitehead will be given as well as some pretty high-level skatedecks from the collection of Nick Halkias. Chris Pastras and Ryan Clements will be on the mike and demo skaters include DC and Baltimore locals as well as Chris Haslam, Kyle Berard, Brian Andersen. The session conversations will be really interesting (the one between Tony and Rodney should be one for the history books) and the skating demos will be strong—all in all I think this is a great debut for the Smithsonian

If you can’t make the event, they will be broadcasting Innoskate live on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  1. spurr on June 20, 2013 - Reply

    Tony ,that board looks older than you.

    • wall eyed glue huffer on June 21, 2013 - Reply

      its his older brothers he found laying in the garage, i got his auto biography

  2. spurr on June 20, 2013 - Reply

    I mean that in a good way.

  3. Did anyone else find the “live” broadcast? I’m sure it’s not riveting, but I wouldn’t mind checkin’ in. Doesn’t seem to be anything about it on their tumblr.

  4. Shouldn’t this also be tagged “Gratuitous Tony Hawk?”

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