The Jim Henson Legacy is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 that seeks to further the appreciation of Jim Henson as an artist. The Legacy hosts periodic screenings, exhibits and live appearances that celebrate Henson's work. They are also involved in locating examples of Henson's work that are not yet part of the Jim Henson Company Archives.
Craig Shemin, who serves on the Legacy board, has been particularly active in bringing archival footage to public attention. Shemin designed the extras on the 2005 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas DVD, and he has set up events at The Paley Center for Media, Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Museum of the Moving Image.
Officers and Board of Directors
- Founder: Jane Henson
- President: Craig Shemin
- Vice President: Karen Falk
- Chair: Heather Henson
- Treasurer: Thea Hambright
- Directors: Bonnie Erickson, Cheryl Henson, Arthur Novell
- Manager: Nathaniel Wharton