The Milan Museum operates on donations. We appreciate any donations individuals or companies are willing to give us.
Want to receive a Lifetime Membership Coin? We have two options:
With a donation of $54, you will receive a lifetime membership to the new museum. The coin you receive has information from Hickory on one side, and information on Milan on the other side. You also receive a certificate signed by one member of each team.
With a donation of $5,400, you will join the 5400 membership club. You will receive your choice of a pendant in gold or a 1954 ring. You will also receive a lifetime membership coin which is larger then the $54 donation coin. You also receieve a Lifetime Lock to decorate as you choose in the new museum.
Contact us if you would like to become a Lifetime Member of the Milan Museum.
Remember the Game?
No discussion of basketball in Indiana would be complete without mention of the "Milan Miracle of 1954." On a cold March night in Butler Fieldhouse, the Indians of tiny Milan High School (enrollment 162) defeated the mighty Muncie Central Bearcats (enrollment 1,662), to win the state championship and secure their place in Hoosier Folklore. Today, a museum in this Ripley County town is doing its best to keep this story alive.
Become A Part of the "Miracle of Milan"
The Milan '54 Inc. Museum Foundation is seeking financial support in order to preserve the "Miracle of Milan"...the high school basketball story from which the movie "Hoosiers" was made.
In the year 2003, a building was purchased in Milan by the Museum Foundation. This building will house numerous basketball artifacts, including print and audio-visuals related to this extraordinary event...but we still need your help!
The new building is in need of interior renovation to adequately house and protect these priceless memories. Currently the museum is temporarily housed in the Krick Building on Carr St in Milan. A row of lockers runs down one wall, each one full of photos, newspapers, letter jackets and other assorted memorabilia from the players and coaches .
Your donation goes directly towards funding this effort and is tax-deductible.
Please take a moment to browse our website, learn more of the history of our town and its team, or take a peak at the one-of-a-kind items for sale in our store!