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Museum exhibit honors work of Miss. native Jim Henson

JACKSON, Miss.(WMC-TV) - An exhibit honoring the work of the late Jim Henson opened this week at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

The creator of the Muppets was born in Greenville and spent his childhood in the Magnolia State. 
    
The son of a scientist, he grew up exploring nature and creatures on Deer Creek.

Henson's muppets first appeared on television in 1954 and continue to be popular today with children around the world.
     
The exhibit called "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" runs in conjunction with the Mississippi Public Broadcasting's puppetry exhibit.
   
It runs through March 14.

Information from WLBT-TV.

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