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Jim Henson Muppets at the Smithsonian

Muppets Cookie Monster and Grover look like they're

Muppets Cookie Monster and Grover look like they're posing during a presentation 20 Jim Henson puppets and props being added to the Smithsonian National American History Museum collection on the anniversary of Henson's birthday. (Sept. 24, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., has a permanent collection with many of Jim Henson's puppets. Recent donations include Miss Piggy from "The Muppets" and Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street."

Bert and Ernie, as well as Elmo, center,
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Bert and Ernie, as well as Elmo, center, are among a donation of additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the National Museum
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Dwight Blocker Bowers, curator of the National Museum of American History, holds up a paper making the donation official from Jim Henson's daughter, Cheryl Henson, as she stands next to her father's creations including Count Von Count, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn and an early Grover. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Wilkins, created in 1957 for the Wilkins Coffee
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Wilkins, created in 1957 for the Wilkins Coffee commercials, sits with 20 newly donated Jim Henson puppets and props on the anniversary of his birthday during an event at the Smithsonian National American History Museum in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Muppets Fozzie Bear, left, Scooter, Miss Piggy, Rowlf
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Muppets Fozzie Bear, left, Scooter, Miss Piggy, Rowlf and Swedish Chef are displayed with 20 newly donated Jim Henson puppets and props on the anniversary of his birthday during an event at the Smithsonian National American History Museum in Washington, D.C (Sept. 24, 2013)

Jim Henson's daughter, Cheryl Henson, donates more than
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Jim Henson's daughter, Cheryl Henson, donates more than 20 puppets and props to Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Muppets Cookie Monster and Grover look like they're
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Grover look like they're posing during a presentation 20 Jim Henson puppets and props being added to the Smithsonian National American History Museum collection on the anniversary of Henson's birthday. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Twenty newly donated Jim Henson puppets and props
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Twenty newly donated Jim Henson puppets and props on the anniversary of his birthday stand during an event at the Smithsonian National American History Museum in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Jim Henson creations, including Count Von Count, left,
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Jim Henson creations, including Count Von Count, left, are presented to Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (Sept. 24, 2013)

A Miss Piggy Muppet that was used on
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A Miss Piggy Muppet that was used on "The Muppet Show" is all dressed for a ceremony to donate additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson is surrounded
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Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim Henson is surrounded by Muppets after donating additional Jim Henson objects to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, including, from left, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and Scooter from "The Muppet Show." (Sept. 24, 2013)

Jane Henson, left, donates some of Jim Henson's
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Jane Henson, left, donates some of Jim Henson's early puppets, including the original Kermit, to the Smithsonian Institution during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 25, 2010)

Harry the Hipster, left, and the original Kermit,
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Harry the Hipster, left, and the original Kermit, along with other early puppets of Jim Henson, are donated to the Smithsonian Institution during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 25, 2010)

Ten character's from
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Ten character's from "Sam and Friends," some of Jim Henson's early puppets, including the original Kermit, are donated to the Smithsonian Institution during a ceremony at the National Museum of American History, in Washington, D.C. (Aug. 25, 2010)

Kermit the frog is part of a 2008
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Kermit the frog is part of a 2008 "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" exhibit at the International Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. (July 9, 2008)

Drawings sketched out on paper by Jim Henson
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Drawings sketched out on paper by Jim Henson are part of a "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" exhibit at the International Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2008)

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