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A Domestic Journal Kept by Order of the Deaconesses, 1873-1878.


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1 volume (252 pages)
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A Domestic Journal Kept by Order of the Deaconesses, 1873-1878. Kept by Anna Dodgson. A record of daily events, arrivals and departures, meetings, work activities primarily of the sisters, year-end summaries of provisions and sales work and occasional membership lists. This journal covers the period of the disastrous fire suffered by the Church Family on February 6, 1875, which destroyed the Great House, the Ministry Shop, and in total eight buildings. Sister Anna details the recovery efforts and places to which the displaced relocated to work and sleep.


Series 1: Family Journals; Subseries 2: Deaconesses' Journals




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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. A Domestic Journal Kept by Order of the Deaconesses, 1873-1878.. Accessed on March 3, 2024


Dodgson, Anna



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Shane Rothe

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Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.