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Those Shafter WomenDecember 8 - March 30, 2019 Explore the lives and accomplishments of wives and daughters of William and Mary Lovell Shafter's six children
Those Shafter Women was curated by Tom Branan, Gayanne Enquist and Meg Linden. It focuses on the wives and daughters of the original six children born to Mary Lovell Shafter and William Rufus Shafter. They are Wealthy Lauretta Shafter Ransom, Oscar Lovell Shafter, Hugh Morris Shafter, James McMillan Shafter, William Newton Shafter and Mary Lovell Shafter Edminster. Wealthy Lauretta and Hugh Morris both settled in Galesburg, Michigan so we have less information about them. The remaining four families eventually came to California and all of them were involved in Point Reyes area history to a greater or lesser extent. There is also a small exhibit on The Shafters in the Civil War which fills in some information about the two families that went to Michigan.