Link to Legacies Home Page Link to National Museum of American History About Legacies Tour the Exhibit Most Intriguing Objects Most Popular Objects Take the Collector Quiz A Treasure House A Shrine to the Famous A Palace of Progress A Mirror of America From Artifacts to America Exhibit Search Buy the Book Smithsonian Press--Legacies--2Shrine to the Famous--Kermit the Frog, about 1970

Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
You are here: Shrine to the Famous > Popular Culture Stars

Kermit the Frog, about 1970Kermit the Frog, about 1970

The creation of the master puppeteer Jim Henson, Kermit the Frog is recognized worldwide as the star of the children's public television program Sesame Street. Kermit first came to the Smithsonian in 1979 for an exhibition in honor of the show's tenth anniversary. In 1994 Jim Henson Productions converted the loan to a gift, making Kermit a permanent member of the popular culture collection.

See also: Children, Film and Television Memorabilia, Popular Culture Memorabilia, Popular Objects

Return to the Legacies Home Page

Privacy  |  Terms of Use