Keith Harrison, the Director and President of the Board for Michigan's G.A.R. Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids, passed away on January 12, 2023. Harrison was involved in the 2017 MMA Annual Conference held in Lansing, leading a tour of his museum for attendees. Harrison is pictured at left in this photo taken at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, along with Lisa Plank and Jason Dake (center and right).
"It was wonderful to work with Keith on the 2017 conference. He was so passionate about preserving and sharing the story of his museum, and his enthusiasm encapsulated why our volunteer-led museums are such a treasure in Michigan. I am sad to not have the chance to work with him again, but I am grateful to have known him," said Lisa Craig Brisson, MMA's Executive Director.
Harrison had a prolific career with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, as well as being a 33-year veteran of Civil War reenactments, and a participant in several historical, patriotic, and civic organizations. His accomplishments are numerous and reflective of a life well-lived. You can read his full obituary here.