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The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diverse cultural heritage of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Mississippi Delta, and the American South. The Foundation works to achieve its goals by creating and hosting cultural activities at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex.

 Our upcoming activities suit many interests, and our past activities are a testimony of the rich cultural heritage of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Our 20th Anniversary! In 1994, the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation was formed to preserve these historic buildings and to direct their transformation into a cultural center. Twenty years of carrying on our mission: emphasizing the humanities and the arts, providing unique and quality programming for free or at low cost to the Vicksburg community.

 

  • SCHF Event Calendar

  • More! Activities Log of all current and past years' activities.

  • The Southern Cultural Center is a GREAT venue for Rentals!

  • All Eventbrite SCHF Activities.

  • Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)

  • SCHF Closed, February 19, 2024.

  • Bridal Open House, Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 2-4 p.m. Vendors wanted. Email stacey@southernculture.org or call 601-631-2997 by February 20.

  • Southern Book Club, February 21, 2024. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. February’s pick is Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

  • Line Dance Practices in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. For February, 2024, practices will be every Monday night at 5:30 p.m., except for the third Monday and holidays. The upcoming schedule is February 5, 12, and 26. Admission is $5/person.
    Location and Parking: Please park in the Courtyard Parking lot of the Cultural Center (on the corner of Adams and Clay Streets, as soon as you turn off of Clay onto Adams, you take an immediate right where there is an entrance sign to the Cultural Center and enter the Academy Building straight ahead).
    For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org

  • Country & More Dance Party, Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the corner of Crawford and Cherry Streets. Grab a partner or come alone! We will do country line and partner dances along with other line dances, and some to your favorite tunes! Join us on the second Saturday of each month! There will be a dance tutorial from 6-7 pm and a dance party from 7-9 pm. The cost is $10/person. There will be a cash bar and concessions available.
    Tickets are available at the door. For more information, please call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

  • “Southern Exposure” Spring Break Camp, March 11-15, 2024 for kids ages 4-13. The camp will be held during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $110 per child for the week. Fees are due by Thursday, March 7, 2024. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

  • River Kids Free After School Art Program. Spring Semester began January 25, 2024. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the class will meet on Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 p.m. for the thirteen-week program. Space is limited and reservations are required.
    The River Kids Program is designed to encourage children to discover and develop their creative talents. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators plan and teach each class. The program is free, but requires a full semester commitment from the parents. It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This free after-school program is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations.
    To register, call the SCHF business office at (601) 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event.

  • Plant Drive! Our gardens are in need of some new plants! We will be taking donations of plants in the month of May! Plants may be dropped off at our office during normal business hours or during any Classics in the Courtyard.

  • SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $17,600 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.65 million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023 and will be used to continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and quality programming to the community through artistic excellence. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. “We are pleased to provide support to arts organizations throughout the state who inspire and serve their communities every day,” said Sarah Story, executive director of MAC. “These funds will help organizations continue to create innovative exhibitions, performances, and programming for millions of people to enjoy throughout the next year.” More. Press release.

  • Violin Lessons: The SCHF offers violin lessons for all ages. Mrs. Ruthanne Schnell has taught for over 25 years. She has trained and studied under many master instructors. She is also able to teach the viola and cello. If you are interested or would like more information, please call 601-383-0796.

  • More activities...

  • WLBT article, Going back in time with the Sisters of Mercy, February 20, 2009.

  • A memorial fund in honor of Mother Clementine Phelan and the Sisters of Mercy has been established by Mrs. Edna Henry Hosemann, Mrs. Elizabeth Henry Nelson and Mr. George Nelson, and Pat and Lance Dichter in honor of their aunt. Press release.

  • Looking for that unique gift for that special someone? Consider the special Cultural Center Crosses created by Misty Clendenin. All proceeds go to support the buildings and all programs at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The crosses are only $10 each, plus tax.

  • The SCHF is an ideal place to hold weddings, receptions, performances, reunions, lectures, and business meetings. Space available for rent include the classrooms in the 1930s Academy Building and the 1880s Auditorium featuring a stage, 24-foot ceilings, and hardwood floors.

  • Check out the musical montage of past programs and events held here at the Center, The Southern Cultural Experience at the bottom of this page.

City of Vicksburg sceneImportant Community links...
Vicksburg/Warren Chamber of Commerce
Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vicksburg Main Street

Vicksburg Theatre Guild and Gold in the Hills


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SCHF Corporate Sponsors and Grant Providers

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Mississippi Arts Commission
City of Vicksburg

PLATINUM SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

Golding Barge Line, Inc.

Vicksburg Insurance Agency, Inc.

SILVER SPONSORS

Ameristar Hotel & Casino       Helping Hand Family Pharmacy        Lorelei Books        Waring Oil Company, LLC

 


 

 

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Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time!

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

(601) 631 - 2997, Phone
(601) 631 - 3734, Fax
email: info@southernculture.org

Detailed map of our buildings and their
bordering streets

© 2024 Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation


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