Work Begins On New Milan ’54 Museum
Milan ’54 Museum
(Milan, Ind.) – Pretty soon, the shrine of Indiana’s most famous high school basketball team will be even bigger and better.
Construction on the new Milan ’54 Museum began in mid-April, said the museum’s founder Roselyn McKittrick. The museum is currently located in an old barber shop on Carr Street.
Thanks to grants from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, the City of Lawrenceburg, and a large donation from the estate of a Columbus, Indiana man, the museum has enough funding to remodel the old Fifth Third Bank building next door.
McKittrick said the renovations could be completed by the end of the summer.
The Milan ’54 Museum – people from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries have visited – has displays and artifacts from the run made by the 1954 Milan High School basketball to a state championship. The team was the inspiration for the movie “Hoosiers.”
Learn more about the museum and the 1954 Milan Indians at www.milan54.org.