Dr. Peggy Macdonald is a public historian and adjunct professor at Stetson University and Indian River State College. A native Floridian, she gives presentations on Florida women's history with the Florida Humanities Florida Talks program. Her publications include a biography of environmental activist Marjorie Harris Carr and a forthcoming book on Florida's female pioneers. Dr. Macdonald has written about local and Florida history and culture for Gainesville Magazine, Our Town Magazine, Senior Times and FORUM Magazine. She serves on the Alachua County Historical Commission and is an alumna of the University of Florida, where she received a Ph.D. in American history. Dr. Macdonald served as Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum from 2015 - 2019.