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"Cocktails with the Creators" Meet a Creator Behind the Muppets ~ a Virtual Event to Benefit The Strong

Aug 13th, 2020
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual Event, Password will be sent , Rochester NY
Price: Donate What You Can Virtual Event

Have you ever wondered how the
iconic Miss Piggy came to be or what
it was like to work with Jim Henson? 


We invite you to join The Strong's Vice President for Collections and Chief Curator Chris Bensch for an evening with Bonnie Erickson and Wayde Harrison of Harrison/Erickson, Inc.

During this interactive, virtual cocktail hour, you’ll meet Bonnie, best known for her work with Jim Henson and The Muppets, and Wayde who, together with Bonnie, runs Harrison/Erickson, Inc., a toy design and marketing company. Wayde and Bonnie, who also serve on The Strong's Board of Trustees, will share what inspired them, details of their creative partnership, and stories behind some classic characters.

Cocktails with the Creators:

Featuring Bonnie Erickson and Wayde Harrison

Thursday, August 13

6 to 7 p.m. EST

From the comfort of your own home—via Zoom 

This is a "donate what you can" online event with a suggested minimum donation of $25 per couple. Additional donations are gratefully welcomed! All donations will support the museum’s educational programming.

To RSVP, simply make a donation via the link above and email Kylee Fassler at

After you make a donation and contact Kylee, we will email you a link and a password to join the event on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. 

Space is limited.  We hope to see you!



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