Headquarters Museum Closed for Renovations
The museum at Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters in Evanston, Ill., has been closed in order to accommodate extensive renovations that will include recordings from Sigma Chi's early Grand Chapters, multimedia exhibits of the Fraternity's Significant Sigs and an exhibit honoring Sigs who have fought in wars. Officials expect to reopen the museum in spring 2016.
“Our [renovated] museum will allow our members to connect directly to our past,” says former Grand Historian and Order of Constantine Sig Eric Hansen, CINCINNATI 1989, who is a member of the museum renovation committee. “Sigma Chi is so much more than just the collection of stuff that we have, and putting together a high-end, museum-quality experience will give people a reason to visit Headquarters and learn about where we come from.”
In addition to the museum improvements, the Headquarters staff will renovate its archival space and server room to better accommodate the needs of a modern-day Fraternity. Those renovations are expected to finish concurrently with the museum project.
For more information about the Headquarters property or the renovations, contact Noah Phelps, NORTHWESTERN 2008, archivist at the Sigma Chi Foundation at (847) 869-3655, ext. 220. In addition, you can read a story about the forthcoming renovation on page 52 of the summer 2015 issue of The Magazine of Sigma Chi.