of the Frog: An Exhibit of Jim Henson's Delta Boyhood
The Jim Henson Exhibit is housed in the
Washington County Tourist Center/Leland Chamber of Commerce
in Leland, Mississippi. The Exhibit was given by The Jim Henson
Company as "a gift to the people of Leland." The
Exhibit features a tableau honoring Kermit the Frog's birth
on Deer Creek, photographs from the Henson Family Album, a
video center with many of Jim Henson's early works and a gift
shop. A separate room is filled with Muppet memorabilia. Pack
a lunch and enjoy the park that surrounds the Exhibit -- beautiful
Deer Creek -- the birthplace of Kermit the Frog.
No admission fee. However, your donations
will be greatly appreciated for the upkeep and maintenance
of the Exhibit. Tours for 10 or more people are available
The Exhibit is located on the bank of Deer Creek, one and
1/2 miles west of the intersection of Hwy. 82 and Hwy. 61.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Group Tours available upon request
||“The Song of the Cloud Forest” is on loan
to the Birthplace of the Frog by The Jim Henson Legacy.
This vibrant puppet display uses vivid colors and unique
Henson creations to educate and enlighten the viewer
on the importance of preserving South American rain forests
and habitat. This Henson production appeared on The Jim
Henson Hour in May of 1989.
here to read the official U.S. Postal News Release on the
official release of the Muppets Stamps in Leland, Mississippi
For more information please contact us at:
Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit
P.O. Box 894
415 South East Deer Creek Drive
Leland, MS 38756-0894