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.
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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.
Annual Raise the Roof Talent Search & Competition
Registration is open now for contestants!
The deadline to register is March 15, 2019. Total
awards of $550! The
Overall Cash Grand Prize Winner will receive $250! The First
Runner–up will receive $150, Second Runner-up will receive
$100, and Third Runner-up will receive $50.
Entry fees are free if you register by March
15, 2019 and $20 for individuals and $50 for
groups (3 or more) after March 15, 1019. To register, download the forms below
and bring completed form along with entry fee(s) into the
SCHF office or mail to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg,
One night only! Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in
the SCHF Auditorium. Tickets to the show are $10 for adults,
$5 for youth (ages 6-18). Admission for children 5 and under is free. For more
information, please call 601.631.2997.
Facebook event page.
“Southern Exposure” Spring Break
Camp, March 11-15, 2019 for kids ages 6-13. The camp will
be held during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Early
drop-off is available at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up through 5:15
p.m.) The registration fee is $100 per
child for the week (this fee includes a $25 non-refundable
fee to hold your spot) and that includes all supplies and a
daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their lunch. During this camp, children will be “exercising
mind, body, and soul” as they utilize the gymnasium, art
classrooms, auditorium, gardens, and media room of the SCHC
to investigate southern music, gardening, art, manners, and
other camp-like activities. The children will perform
improvisation throughout the week to their peers.
Experienced and accredited educators, Karen and Herman
Biedenharn will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp.
Space is limited to 40 kids and reservations are required.
For more information or to register, call the Southern
Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or
Facebook event page.
Fort St. Pierre
Series, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.,
presented by Max Garriott in the SCHC Convent. The event is
free and open to the public. For more information, please
Southern Book Club,
March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets
the third Wednesday of each month. In March, the
monthly book is And the Mountains Echoed by
Khaled Hosseini, about how we love, how we take care of
one another, and how the choices we make resonate through
generations. 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
William's Sushi Workshop,
March 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., presented by William Furlong.
You can enjoy an authentic Japanese edible art form that is
both healthy and delicious. Learn just how fun, fast and
easy rolling sushi can be as William teaches you the proper
techniques. You will have hands-on experience as he
introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation,
presentation, rolling and cutting. Registration is $40/SCHF
members and $45/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
Facebook event page.
Ballroom Dance Lessons,
Sunday, March 31, 2019 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 “Cha
Cha.” Individuals and couples are welcome. $10
per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997
SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a
$17,400 grant from the
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a
portion of the $1.4 million in grants the Commission will
award in 2018-2019 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. These funds are vital
in supporting the River Kids free after school art program,
the huge variety of concerts, workshops, lectures, exhibits
and the many other events and programs that are instrumental
in growing the awareness of the arts to the Vicksburg
community and surrounding areas.
release. For information from the Mississippi Arts
Commission, contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director,
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