Miss Piggy joins Kermit at Smithsonian

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 9:50am

Roll out the red carpet: America's favorite prima donna pig is on the way to the Smithsonian.

Miss Piggy, the beloved Muppet character known for flaunting her fashion sense and karate-chopping her way out of trouble, will go on display in March, the National Museum of American History said Tuesday.

She won't be alone. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy's longtime love interest, is already at the museum.

And the family of famed Muppets creator Jim Henson donated more than 20 other puppets and props to the museum on Tuesday, including the Swedish Chef from "The Muppet Show," Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street," and Red Fraggle and Traveling Matt from "Fraggle Rock."

Henson, who died in 1990, would have turned 77 on Tuesday.

"No American artist has appealed to and affected as many people in different age groups and cultures the way Jim Henson has," John Gray, director of the museum, said.

-- CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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