Mission Statement & Officers

Jim_and_Kermit.jpgEstablished in 1992, The Jim Henson Legacy was created by family and friends in response to the extraordinary interest in the life and work of Jim Henson. The organization is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Jim Henson’s contributions to the worlds of puppetry, television, motion pictures, special effects and media technology.

By making Jim’s creative body of work available to the public through presentations and exhibits, the Legacy will share the power of his art, his imagination and his positive view of life with generations to come.

Founder: Jane Henson

President: Craig Shemin

Vice President: Karen Falk

Chair: Al Gottesman

Treasurer: Thea Hambright

Directors: Fran Brill, Bonnie Erickson, Al Gottesman, Cheryl Henson, Heather Henson, Arthur Novell.

Manager: Nathaniel Wharton

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