In July 2018, the National Women’s History Museum and Phi Mu Fraternity announced an alliance, creating a national collaboration to educate and inspire Phi Mu collegians and alumnae about women’s history and the Museum.
The National Women’s History Museum’s mission is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation through a “museum without walls” – a growing state-of-the-art online presence – and a future physical space to educate, inspire, empower, shape the future and provide a complete view of American history. Phi Mu is the first and only National Panhellenic Conference organization to establish a formal alliance with the Museum. Phi Mu Fraternity is represented on the National Women’s History Museum board of directors, with Executive Director Darlene Reyes, Kappa Eta, and Tena Clark, Alpha Omicron, both serving on the Museum’s board.
Everyone carries the stories and powerful legacies of the women who shaped their lives: mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. The Museum and this alliance will allow for these women, and so many others, to be recognized and appreciated for their contributions to Phi Mu and to our nation.
You can support the National Women’s History Museum by becoming a Museum member at https://www.womenshistory.org/donate. Be sure to click the “I am a Phi Mu” button to allow us to identify that you are a Fraternity member.
In celebration of this NWHM alliance, we launched our annual Phi Mu History Makers program in 2018 to honor outstanding alumnae members and to tell their remarkable stories. View a complete list of 2018 and 2019 honorees here. You can also read about the 2018 and 2019 honorees in the Spring 2019 issue of The Aglaia, found on pages 12-14. The 2020 honorees can be found here.
Do you know an alumna who should be included among future classes of Phi Mu History Makers? Nominations are available each summer and are due in the early fall. If you have any questions about the Phi Mu History Maker program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.