Stan, the curator of Michigan's Own suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed last Sunday. A visitor found him on the floor in the office and called 911. As the only person other then his wife that has operated this museum ever since it has opened, this is his lifelong passion, there is currently no one available to open it at this time.
As we all pray for a speedy recovery, the board and Friends of the Museum are now forced to face the reality of finding someone that can run the museum to continue its mission dedicated to honoring Michigan veterans. I live too far away to take on that task even though I have considerable knowledge of the collection. I have spent considerable time in inventorying the collection, a job now made more frustrating, because so much of the details of what belongs where is still in Stan's mind.
The search is on to find someone dedicated to continuing this passion dedicated to Michigan veterans to take on much of the work that Stan has done in the past.