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.
SCHF Event Calendar
Activities Log of all
current and past years' activities.
The Southern Cultural
Center is a GREAT venue for
All Eventbrite SCHF Activities.
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
The 35th Annual Over the River Run,
Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 8 a.m. CST at the Old
Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington
Street. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is
very excited to present the 35th Annual Over the River Run.
The Foundation along with many sponsors and volunteers
present this very special community venture. This event
welcomes hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and will serve as
a wonderful family event.
Run-Walk Trifold Entry Form.
Facebook event page.
Sponsor Application Form.
Line Dance Practices
in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. Practices will be on Monday
nights (except for the third Monday of the month and
holidays) at 5:30 pm. The upcoming schedule is September 11
and 25. We will put out a schedule for each month prior to
that month. 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
For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage
Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email
Southern Book Club,
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 6 p.m. The Southern Book
Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. 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
Basic Cake Decorating
with Maryann Artz, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from
5:30-8 p.m. Make every celebration sweeter!! Learn how to
use cake decorating tips to create beautiful cakes, brought
to you by Maryann Artz, a local cake artist who has been
decorating cakes for over 30 years. Maryann will bring all
her knowledge to help even novice decorators produce amazing
results. Hands-on instruction and all supplies will be
provided for an evening of fun. Let’s learn to spread
buttercream joy! Registration is $70, and the class will be
limited to 10 students. Reservations are required. For more
information or to register, please call the SCHF office at
601-631-2997, or email
Vendor Applications are
being accepted for the 15th Annual Holly Days Arts and
Crafts Show. The Show will be held Saturday,
December 2, 2023 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $2. Holly
Days will feature an assortment of vendors showcasing their
products plus local talent will entertain the attendees. Vendor
now being accepted. Space is limited and acceptance to the
Show will be based on the images of the crafts/art submitted
with an application. Craft and art demonstrations are a
plus. Although specific space requests will be considered,
spaces will be assigned by the Review Committee. The show
has become a much anticipated annual event. Attendees will
be able to enjoy live music while they shop the variety of
vendors chosen from a wide range of categories. Exhibit
space is $60 for Returning Vendors and $65 for New Vendors.
Applications are still being
Vendors will be notified by September 25th with an
acceptance letter. For more information or for an
application, contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
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
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.”
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.
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
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