Henson History 101

The Story of Jim Henson and the Muppets

This is designed to be an introduction to the history of Jim Henson and the Muppets. While this was originally a school project on how Jim Henson changed the world, it is currently being remade into a resource for new Muppet fans who wish to know the basics of Henson History before diving into the “advanced” Henson History discussed in Eleven Point Collar. This will still be in development for the next few weeks, but hopefully it will become a helpful tool for those who wish to become Muppetologists.

While other websites that feature even more history are available in the Links page, I highly recommend reading the books “Jim Henson: The Biography,” “Of Muppets and Men,” and “Street Gang,” and also watching documentaries on Jim Henson.