Board of Directors
Hon. Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett
Mrs. Duckett has worked in education, history and museums for 30 years. She served in the TX and MA Departments of Education, produced materials, curriculum guides, and teacher training programs nationwide, and received the Bicentennial Service Award from the State of Pennsylvania. She worked on Boards such as the Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, Guides of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Abraham Lincoln Foundation, James Madison Book Award, and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. At Independence National Historical Park, she planned, chaired, and directed the Miracle at Philadelphia exhibition, the U.S. Constitutional Convention Bicentennial exhibition, in collaboration with the APS, HSP, and LCP. During the preparation for a permanent National Constitution Center on Independence Mall, she served on its board for many of the formative years as it planned its new building and exhibits. She served as the chair for the launch of Liberty! The American Revolution, a PBS television series. Currently, she is on the Board for the College of Physicians Mutter Museum, ConSource and on the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, Mrs. Duckett served for 13 years with the National Council on the Humanities. Chairing each of the divisions of Public Programs, Education, and Preservation and Access, she holds the record for the longest serving member of the National Council. A Texas native, she lives in Center City Philadelphia. She attended Smith College, the University of Texas (B.A. cum laude), and Tufts University (M.A.).