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Jim Henson School of Arts, Media & Communications, Hyattsville, MD

October 5, 2002 - On October 5, 2002, Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD officially dedicated The Jim Henson School of Arts, Media & Communications as an “art themed school that aims to nurture artistic development while encouraging rigor and relevance in all subjects”. Jane and Heather Henson, as well as Legacy Board President Al Gottesman, Executive Director Arthur Novell and Board Member Karen Falk were in attendance for the ceremony. Soon after the dedication, the school announced that they have been named a magnet school in their district. In addition to local press coverage, Jim’s 1950’s local television colleague Willard Scott announced the event on The Today Show. Reproductions of artwork from Jim Henson’s high school period, Muppet Babies Plush and Animation Cells were made available as a lobby exhibit for the school.  The Legacy plans to remain an active participant in the school’s future.


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