Peggy Fleming

Potomac: The River Runs Through Us brings together several of Peggy Fleming’s professional interests: natural history, environmental protection, cultural anthropology, the visual arts and Washington DC. She has a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology from George Washington University. Peggy worked as a National Park Service Ranger, Botanist/Naturalist for the natural National parks in Washington DC.  She and Raclare Kanal wrote Annotated Checklist of Vascular Plants of Rock Creek Park, National Park Service, Washington, DC. The voucher specimens are in the United States National Herbarium in The District of Columbia and Vicinity Collection, in the Natural History Building of the Smithsonian Institution.  Peggy’s next career is photography. Her photographs are in: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Kiplinger Research Library, The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.  She has published three books: In Her Place: Inner Views and Outer Spaces [2000]; Small Town in the Big City: The Shopkeepers and Business Community of Chevy Chase, Washington, DC at the Beginning of the 21st Century[2005]; CROWN ME! Capital Pool Checkers Club [2010].  Currently Peggy is in the MA program, for documentary filmmaking at American University.