Preserving the 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 to the Building Endowment Fund.
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, formerly known as the Philomathean Society and the Adelphean Society.
History IT Project
In an effort to modernize our records, work is underway to fully digitize our archives and make them more accessible to our membership. Through this project, hard-copy documents, photographs and images currently stored in folders at Phi Mu National Headquarters will be digitized and searchable online through a protected database. Phi Mu Foundation has provided funding to embark on this endeavor which will initially present 400 pieces of the collection for online viewing and also result in a strategic plan to prioritize the future digitizing of our extensive collection.
The Historic Preservation Committee is assisting with this project to showcase our beloved artifacts and make them accessible in the amazing ways that 21st century technology permits. This project will be ongoing as funding permits.