ROSELYN MCKITTRICK (August 22, 1934 - March 16, 2019) Milan, IN
Roselyn founded the Milan 1954 museum in Milan so the world can continue to celebrate and retell the story of the Milan Miracle of ‘54. The museum is her legacy.
What made you start the museum?
“I started the museum because of cancer. I started it after God let me survive from cancer. I used to own a big restaurant down the street called, ‘Milan Railroad Inn’ which I started with my husband. During that period, I had breast cancer. I had 2 children in college and one in high school. God has always been very important in my life - I started leaning pretty heavily on him and asked that if I could get well, I will do somethingspecial for this town. And this is what I chose to do - you don’t back out on your promise to God.”
Why Milan ‘54?
“Because I knew these men. They are the nicest people you can ever meet.”