Kirsten Peckerman is a resident of Washington and a quiet leader of community service in Northwest Connecticut. She is an active member of Weantinoge’s board, as well as the Steep Rock Association, and is a tireless and dedicated conservationist. Born in Denmark, her first job was at a museum of modern art outside Copenhagen.
“I started working there one week before it opened to the public. None of us had ever worked at a museum; a painter was the artistic director, the owner was an art historian who had inherited a large fortune, and the administrator had a doctorate in history. We were quite a bunch! After three years at the museum, I got the job of running the office for a famous architect, and I worked there for seven years, until I moved to New York City and married a lawyer. When we moved to Washington, Connecticut, my husband and I both became involved in local organizations. I started with the Washington Garden Club, then moved on to working with Steep Rock Association, and shortly thereafter I was invited to join the board, where I have served for approximately twelve years. I am also involved with the Housatonic Valley Association as a supporter. Furthermore, I have been on the board of The Gunnery School for the past eight years. I joined Weantinoge’s board several years ago because I believe in the need for a regional land preservation organization in Northwestern Connecticut.”