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.
upcoming activities suit many interests, and our
are a testimony of the rich cultural heritage of Vicksburg,
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.
In the fall of 2014, we celebrated with some awesome activities!
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SCHF Event Calendar
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
Activities Log of all
current and past years' activities.
“Sip, Dip n’ Dab,” two
classes with Margaret Thames, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
and Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30-8
p.m. Let's sip and paint a fun, cheerful door hanger just in
time for the beautiful weather to hit our door steps! “April
Showers bring May Flowers” is the first edition in the
series: “Sip, Dip n' Dab.” A delicious beverage will be
provided as you paint your masterpiece, but you are welcome
to bring your beverage of choice as well. This is an
artist-led class that welcomes all ages and abilities!
Classes will include all supplies, just bring yourself! The
fee for each class is $50/SCHF members and $55/non-members.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For
reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF
office at 601.631.2997 or email
Paella & Tapas Workshop
with Lou Brierley, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Lou Brierley recently returned from Spain and
brought with her a whole new menu on Spanish food. During
the cooking class she took in Madrid, she learned to make
Paella, the traditional dish of Spain, as well as three
different kinds of traditional tapas. She will also provide
a recipe for sangria. You can bring the wine of your choice
to mix with the other sangria ingredients and sample them.
Registration is $30/SCHF members and $35/non-members and
includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are
required. For more information, please contact the SCHF
office at 601.631.2997 or email
Southern Book Club
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club
meets the third Wednesday of each month. In May, the
monthly book is Follow Me Down: A Novel by
Shelby Foote, a mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and
murder. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel
compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving
for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and
O'Connor, yet utterly original. 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
Ballroom Dance Lessons,
Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy
building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause
Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the Waltz. Individuals and couples are welcome. $10
per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997
Mississippi Arts Commission Grant. The Southern
Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $17,400
grant from the
Mississippi Arts Commission
Vicksburg's FIRST & ONLY Circuit Race Program
Dedicated to the success and enjoyment of the three
signature Vicksburg Races: 9th Annual
Chill in the Hills,
January 14, 2017; 38th Annual
Run Thru History, March
4, 2017; 29th-Annual Over the
River Run, October 14, 2017. Be a member of the Vicksburg Slam
and qualify for cash prizes after participation in all THREE
races! Vicksburg Slam is made possible by partnerships of Grace
Christian Counseling Center, Southern Cultural Heritage
Foundation, and the YMCA. For more info, go to the
Vicksburg Slam Facebook page.
SCH Auditorium Exterior
Project & Stabilization project: $4,775 STILL NEEDED!
This project is made possible by a grant from the
Mississippi Department of Archives & History of $150,000
with required matching funds of $38,000.
We have raised $33,225 toward the $38,000 needed for the
matching funds. Because we have yet to raise the remaining
funds, we are forced to use our general fund.
We are STILL accepting contributions toward this project.
REMEMBER: contributions of $50/or more will be listed on a
plaque that will be permanently located in the foyer of the
Check out photos of the progress...
Checks need to made out to the SCHF (write MDAH grant in the memo of your check)
and send to 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Your donation is tax
The SCHF needs your help!!!
As with old buildings/structures, there is always something that needs
repairing. That being said, the SCHF is in desperate need of your help!!!
Because of the age of the water pipes underground of the cultural center, there
have been several leaks discovered. The repair cost is estimated at $13,000.
This was a very much unexpected problem.
If you would like to assist financially with this issue, checks need to made
payable to the SCHF (write “Water Leak” in the memo of your check) and send to
1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Your donation is fully tax
We so appreciate your support!!!!!!
Going back in time with the Sisters of Mercy, February 20, 2009.
Guitar & Ukulele Lessons.
SCHF guitar instructor,
has some openings for guitar lessons.
If you are interested or would like more information, please
call 601-529-6505. (Inquire about
special discounts for SCHF Members.)
Violin Lessons. The SCHF is
now offering 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.
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
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.
Vicksburg/Warren Chamber of Commerce
Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vicksburg Main Street
Vicksburg Theatre Guild
and Gold in the Hills