Peggy Zemach, has lived in Durango for 17 years and has been an active participant, in many science, arts and cultural endeavors. She was the first executive director of the Durango Children’s Museum when it opened in 1997. She then became a founder for the Durango Discovery Museum, now the Powerhouse Science Center. She has been a volunteer/board/paid staff member at the Animas Museum, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, and the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Most recently she was the Executive Director of the Durango Arts Center.
Prior to moving to Durango she worked as an education specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Utah Museum of Natural History. She holds a B.A. in environmental education from Colorado College and a Master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.