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10 Questions with a Muppet Maker

Posted on March 11, 2014 by in The OFI Blog


Sunae, Sara, and Bonnie discuss whether to put one foam base or two under Bert. They decide on one. After all, he can’t be too much taller than Ernie! Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Muppet characters are registered trademarks of Disney Muppets Studio © Disney.


Bonnie shares Henson puppet stories at the donation ceremony

A group of Smithsonian interns recently had the opportunity to visit the National Museum of American History (NMAH)‘s Puppetry in America display.  Intern Peter Olsen was able to interview Bonnie Erickson, the executive director of the Jim Henson Legacy, to discuss some of the characters from Sesame Street. 

Read the interview here for an inside look from the Muppet Maker and check out this video: