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Muppet's dazzle at American History Museum

TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE*~ Jim Henson puppets, including Elmo, Fozzie Bear, the Count and Miss Piggy, have been donated to Washington, D.C.'s American History Museum on the anniversary of their creator's birthday. Miss Piggy is finally reuniting with her longtime love, Kermit the Frog. On the anniversary of Jim Henson's birthday, more than 20 of his loveable Muppets and props have been donated to The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Some familiar faces include Miss Piggy, Elmo, Bert, Fozzie Bear, the Count and the Swedish Chef. And the museum is thrilled to have them. Curator at the Smithsonian Institute, Dwight Blocker Bowers: (SOUNDBITE)(English) CURATOR AT THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, DWIGHT BLOCKER BOWERS, , SAYING: "I feel especially honored to accept these objects for the national collections. They represent the vast creativity of one of America's great innovators: Jim Henson." Jim Hen

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