In 2015-16, we helped preserve our past with $8,629 in support of the Heritage Museum archives & Philomathean Room.
Our Founders were true visionaries of their time, serving as pioneers for women as scholars, leaders and philanthropists. This is why protecting and preserving the 164-year history of Phi Mu is one of the Foundation’s most cherished responsibilities. Added to our mission in 2014, historic preservation is at the heartbeat of what we do each day. Ensuring our members can connect our past and present to our future is critical to educating future generations on the legacy of our Phi Mu sisterhood.
Phi Mu’s National Headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia, a planned community south of Atlanta, was first occupied in June 2005. The official dedication of the building was held on September 24, 2005. Phi Mu Fraternity and Phi Mu Foundation share equal ownership in the beautiful 31,672 square foot facility built on five wooden acres.
After Phi Mu’s permanent home was completed in 2005, a Building Endowment Fund was established. This endowment maintains and refurbishes the Headquarters as needed. Donors may make contributions designated specifically for the Building Endowment.
Phi Mu Foundation maintains, preserves and promotes Phi Mu’s history in the archives and Museum located in the National Headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia. Some of the items on display in the Museum include the President’s Chair from the Philomathean Hall at Wesleyan College, the original Philomathean badge, favors from past National Conventions, and a textile collection of Past National Presidents’ dresses. A volunteer archivist catalogs and maintains the historical collections of Phi Mu.
The Cannonball House is a historic Civil War era home preserved in Macon, Georgia. The two main parlors in the home are devoted to displays featuring the two national women’s fraternities founded at Wesleyan College – Phi Mu and Alpha Delta Pi.
The front parlor of the Cannonball House is known as the Philomathean Room, which is a memorial to the Philomathean Society. The Foundation is responsible for the maintenance and insurance of the Philomathean Room as well as the restoration of many archival items. The Foundation also provides brochures that describe the room and furnishings for visitors who tour the house.
Visit the Cannonball House website at www.cannonballhouse.org.