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.
31st Annual Over the River Run (2019), Saturday,
October 12, 2019 at 8 a.m. at the Old Mississippi River
Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street. For more information, please call the SCHF
office at 601-631-2997 or email
Facebook event page.
Run-Walk Trifold Entry Form.
Sign-Up Run 2019.
Sign-Up Walk 2019.
River Kids Free After
School Art Program, September 12, 19, 26, 2019
Southern Book Club,
September 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets
the third Wednesday of each month. In September, the monthly
book is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. The
Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's
journey to save her son and another woman's chance at
redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia
- perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia - everyone
deserves a second chance. 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
In celebration of the Fort
Saint Pierre Tercentennial, SCHF is offering a Classic
French Cooking Workshop with
William Furlong, Monday, September 30th, 2019 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. in the academy building. You will learn some
history, technique, and you will sample classic dishes. In
this workshop, attendees will make crepes with savory and
sweet fillings, risotto, and other French favorites.
Pam Mayfield is going to demonstrate an amazing crepe
your favorite bottle of French wine or Champagne to pair
with the delicious foods that will be prepared and sampled.
Registration is $35/members and $40/non-members. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF
office at 601.631.2997 or email
Facebook event page.
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,
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