The Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum will honor its founder, Roselyn McKittrick, by establishing an endowed fund in her memory. The museum aims to create a permanent funding source to support operating expenses and hire a full-time director.
The museum aims to raise $2 million for the endowed fund by 2022.
McKittrick, who passed away in March, was a well-known figure in Milan and opened the museum in 2013.
"Today is a historic day for the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum. We honor the legacy of Roselyn McKittrick, the founder of the museum and a person who devoted her life’s work to preserving the rich history of the 1954 Milan team. We seek to honor Roselyn through our campaign by establishing a fund that will allow for future generations to relive the Milan story. Especially gratifying is that we make this announcement on the 65th anniversary of the 1954 state championship and with many of the members from that team with us today,” said Tom Kohlmeier, president of the museum board, in a news release.