"It's not just the puppets coming home, but in a way it's Jane and Jim coming home," said Arthur Novell, executive director of the nonprofit Jim Henson Legacy in New York. "They started their careers, their lives in Washington."
Original Kermit donated to Smithsonian
Novell, who was Henson's publicist for more than 20 years, said the puppeteer was a history buff and fond of the Smithsonian.
Henson donates original Kermit to Smithsonian