Henson Family Donates Muppets
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy now are re-united at the American History Museum. Nineteen years after Kermit’s donation, the family of the late Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, has donated Miss Piggy and 20 other Muppet characters to the museum. The newcomers join the Jim Henson Collection, which includes Oscar the Grouch and the cast of Sam and Friends. Among the new additions are Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show, Bert and Elmo from Sesame Street, and Red Fraggle and Traveling Matt from Fraggle Rock. American puppeteer, screenwriter, film director and producer Jim Henson was an innovator of 20th-century entertainment who brought puppetry into the modern age. He began his career in 1954, while still in high school, and continued until his untimely death in 1990. The museum will place Miss Piggy on view within the American Stories exhibition in March 2014.