Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 27, 2013

Milan museum needs matching funds by Sunday

— The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, will match one to one every dollar that the Milan ’54  Hoosiers Museum raises between now and March 31 to purchase the Hoosiers Collection, which will be on permanent display there.

“The collection is the world’s largest known collection of ‘Hoosiers’ movie memorabilia,” explains museum fundraiser Timothy Molinari.

“We are very grateful to the Efroymson Family Fund for this opportunity. We have come a long ways toward achieving the $49,500 goal to acquire, preserve and display the Hoosiers Collection,” said Marianne Wiggers, Milan ’54 Inc. president. “The folks of this great state of Indiana have been very generous. We are on the home stretch now, but we need one more last big push from ... (citizens) to get us across the finish line. We are so close, every dollar that any individual or organization can send us counts and will now be matched.”

The Hoosiers Collection contains more than 180 items, including a large assortment of Hickory Huskers uniforms as well as  Barbara Hershey’s “Betty Rose” vintage coat that she wore when confronting coach Norman Dale about his past. “The Hoosiers Collection will be a wonderful addition to the museum and will preserve these historic artifacts for the people of Indiana forever,” said Wiggers.

Donations for the Hoosiers Collection are tax deductible and can be mailed to Milan ’54 Inc., P.O. Box 156, Milan, IN 47031 or sent online at Donations should be designated for the Hoosiers Collection. Persons needing more information can contact Molinari at  or 812-530-6789.

Earlier, the museum was awarded a $2,500 grant from Pacers Sports and Entertainment for the same purpose.

Today people come from all over the United States and many countries of the world to visit the museum and re-live the David vs. Goliath 32-30 state basketball champions victory of Milan High School (161 students) over Muncie Central (1,662 students).

The museum is packed with items from the 1954 championship as well as the 1986 movie “Hoosiers,” which was based on the Milan triumph.

An extensive expansion and renovation was recently completed. It is located in the historic former State Bank of Milan building at 203 W. Carr St.


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