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.
River Kids Free After School Art Program
Classics in the Courtyard’s “Happy Hour” Concert & Fall Concerts
Over the River Run
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If you would like to discontinue receiving the printed SCHF
newsletter and only receive the electronic newsletter, please
call 601-631-2997 or email
SCHF Event Calendar
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
Activities Log of all
current and past years' activities.
The SCHF facility is open
because of summer camp. However, we are still trying to minimize the
number of people coming into the business office. To make an
appointment, please call 601-631-2997 or email
Please stay safe and healthy!
The Southern Cultural
Center is a GREAT venue for
Summer Camp, June 1 - July 31, 2020. “Southern
Exposure,” an All-Day Summer Camp, will be held during nine
weeks of the summer, starting on June 1, 2020 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. It is open to kids ages 4-13. Early drop-off starts
at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up is available through 5:15 p.m. The
registration fee is $100 per child for each week, $90 per
child special rate when you sign up for multiple weeks or
for multiple children. This fee includes a $25
non-refundable fee. The fee includes all supplies and a
daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their own 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 games and activities. Experienced and accredited
teachers will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp.
The camp sessions are as follows:
June 29 - July 2 (closed on 4th) $80/week
Facebook event page
Facebook event page
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please make
reservations two weeks prior to each week attending. For
more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural
Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to
Click here to download application form.
Heritage Foundation receives MAC Cares Emergency Grant from
Mississippi Arts Commission! The Southern Cultural
Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $4,800 grant from the
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). Among the numerous
activities scheduled throughout the year, these funds are
vital in supporting the River Kids free after school art
program, a 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. For information
about the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna
Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or
SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $11,400 grant from
the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.4
million in grants the Commission will award in 2019-2020 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.
Among the numerous activities scheduled throughout the year,
these funds are vital in supporting the River Kids free
after school art program, a 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, 601.359.6546 or
Going back in time with the Sisters of Mercy, February 20, 2009.
Guitar & Ukulele Lessons.
SCHF guitar instructor,
is seeking students 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