Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too. Henson’s family, including his daughter, Cheryl , donated more than 20 puppets and props Tuesday to the National Museum of American History to accompany the earlier donations of Kermit, Oscar the Grouch, and early Henson creations. The newest donation includes Miss Piggy and some of her costars from ‘‘The Muppet Show,’’ including Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the dog, Scooter, and the Swedish Chef. ‘‘Sesame Street’’ puppets joining the museum collection include Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and Count Von Count, among others.
“This community . . . is infused with a kind of energy and passion that is quintessentially American, but that has also touched so many people around the world.” — Michelle Obama, at a luncheon for spouses of foreign dignitaries in Harlem.