Protestors wanted to make sure the iconic Floppy isn’t permanently retired at the State Historical Museum, Sunday.
Floppy turns 56 today and has been on display inside the museum for the past 21 years.
On his birthday protestors stood outside the museum to make sure organizers know he should return on display there.
The museum is replacing the display with a new exhibit focused on the history of RAGBRAI.
Protestors say Floppy is also part of Iowa’s history and needs to stay.
“I was on the Floppy show,” Leah Wright said. “Every time anyone sees Floppy it always brings back a lot of happy memories. Why not instill the happiness in people’s hearts.”
The museum says a conservator will refurbish Floppy’s paint, fabric, wood and cardboard. He will be stored in a special cabinet made for museum artifacts.
The new RAGBRAI exhibit will open on July 18th.