T is for Television

November 27, 2017 – July 4, 2018

Oscar the Grouch Puppet.
Puppeteer Jim Henson created this delightfully disagreeable Muppet character in 1969 for the children's TV series, Sesame Street.

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Floor Plan

From the earliest days of television to today, performers and producers have created beloved characters that teach children about getting along with others and understanding the world around them. This exhibition features treasured objects from The Mickey Mouse Club, Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers, Sesame Street, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, while exploring the history of making children’s television both educational and entertaining.