Museum displays relics at center of FBI investigation

(Shelbyville News Photo)

RUSH COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — 91-year-old Dr. Donald Miller is a curious man. He traveled to over 200 countries, collecting memorabilia all along the way.

But his curiosity may have been too much.

Earlier this year, Miller and his collection became the center of an FBI investigation.

Agents left his Rush County home with numerous artifacts and relics in April.

But what is left is now being displayed at the Grover Museum in Shelbyville.

The museum was in talks for two years to display some of Dr. Miller’s finds.

The exhibit focuses exclusively on Indiana-related, Native American artifacts.

Everything in the collection was found, by Dr. Miller on his property.

“We’re just really fortunate to have our friend, Don Miller loan us these things,” said Candace Miller, the director of the museum.

It’s not known how many items were taken from Dr. Miller’s home.

The FBI has only said Miller may have knowingly and unknowingly collected objects in violation of US laws and treaties. He’s not yet been charged with any crimes.

The exhibit is on display through September 20. The loaned items to the Grover Museum include arrowheads, buffalo bones, pottery and a tomahawk.

Admission is free, but a donation is suggested


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