Bishop, Rufus (1774-1852)

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Elder Rufus Bishop was a member of an extended family that converted and became lifelong members and leaders of the Shakers. In 1808, he was named second elder of the Church Family at Mount Lebanon, and in 1821, he was named second elder in the Ministry. He became first in the Ministry in 1849.



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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.