Yes, the photo you see above is of Miss Piggy wearing THE Hope Diamond.

It was graciously lent to her for a photo shoot, welcoming her to her new home: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She now joins her one true love, Kermit the Frog, who’s been waiting for her at the Museum for the past 19 years.

The diva arrives in the company of 20 other puppets from the Jim Henson Legacy (JHL) organization, including some of Henson’s most-cherished puppets from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street and other shows. Puppets like Elmo, the Swedish Chef, Cookie Monster, and Fozzie Bear are all part of the JLH’s gracious donation. The characters were promised to the museum by Jim Henson’s wife and Muppets co-creator, Jane Henson, prior to her death in April. The donation was announced on what would have been Jim Henson’s 77th birthday. The Henson family’s contribution to the American entertainment industry will stay with us for many generations to come.

Some of the Muppets will take turns being featured in a new puppetry exhibition come this December, but our favorite starlet will join Kermit as a part of the museum’s permanent American Stories exhibition. She will sit along side items such as the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and a fragment of Plymouth Rock, as the true American gem that she is.

Read more about the donation, as well as Miss Piggy’s inception here.



Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 182 user reviews.




Category: Spotlight