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Historic Preservation

Pi Kappa Phi has a rich history, dating all the way back to its founding in 1904.  Today, the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation is the entity responsible for both commemorating and preserving the rich history and tradition of our fraternity.  This goal is accomplished through several different means. 

Anniversary Gifts:  Pi Kappa Phi has donated four gifts to the College of Charleston to commemorate our 25th, 50th, 75th and 100th anniversaries.  These gifts are still prominent landmarks on the campus of the College of Charleston and are favorite landmarks of all Pi Kapps who make a visit to Charleston, S.C.

Eldred J. Harman Museum:  The largest collection of artifacts from the fraternity's history are held in the Eldred J. Harman Museum, which located in Pi Kappa Phi's national office.  The Foundation is responsible for curating and maintaining this museum and its exhibits.  

Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center:  The Bergstrom Leadership Center is the home to the national fraternity staff and administrative offices, but this space also houses a number of historic visits and artifacts.  Visitors to the Leadership Center are immediately met with numerous historic displays that commemorate Pi Kappa Phi's leaders of the past, famous Pi Kapps and other engaging historic exhibits.  The Foundation is responsible for curating and maintaining of each of the smaller exhibits that are found throughout the hallways of the Kelley A. Bergstrom Leadership Center. 

 

Each year, alumni and their families donate artifacts of historic value to the Pi Kappa Phi Foundation.  Some of these items are utilized to update or improve an existing display, while others, are held in the Foundation's archives for use in future exhibits.  If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation's efforts in historic preservation, or to donate items currently in your possession, please contact our staff at foundation@pikapp.org.