Lewis, Sarah Ann (1813-1877)

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Eldress Sarah Ann Lewis was a member of the Lewis family that had been at the short-lived community in Savoy, MA, before coming to Mount Lebanon's Church Family. She was an office deaconess from 1837 to 1865, and then moved to the Center Family to be an eldress from 1865 to 1869. She returned to the Church Family and was an eldress from 1869 to 1871, and then served as a trustee from 1871 to 1877. She also wrote poems and hymns, and recorded a number of spiritual visions during the Era of Manifestations.


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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.