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.
SCHF is very proud to
present the third annual “Landy Teller Champion for
Culture and the Arts Award” to Janis Koestler for her
contributions to culture and the arts in Vicksburg. Janis is the new
Administrative Assistant at the SCHF and has been a long-term volunteer.
River Kids Free After
School Art Program, November 7, 14, 21, 2019
Southern Book Club,
November 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets
the third Wednesday of each month. In November, the
monthly book is Five Smooth Stones by Ann
Fairbairn. David Champlin is a black man born into
poverty in Depression-era New Orleans who makes his way up
the ladder of success, only to sacrifice everything to lead
his people in the civil rights movement. Sara Kent is the
white girl who loves David from the moment she first sees
him, and who struggles against his belief that a marriage
for them would be wrong in the violent world he has to
confront. The “five smooth stones” are those the biblical
David carried against Goliath. By the time this novel comes
to its climax of horror, bloodshed, and hope, readers will
be convinced that its enduring popularity is fully
justified. 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
November 27-29, 2019
Holiday Appetizer Workshop with William Furlong,
Monday, December 2,
2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A workshop and holiday party all
rolled into one. William Furlong will teach students how to
create some fantastic holiday appetizers and learn
cost-saving party tips. You’ll be inspired to host your own
holiday event with ease after sampling these holiday treats. Registration is
$35/SCHF members and $40/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
Facebook event page.
with Lana, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands-on cooking
experience. This class will prepare Baklava--a sweet dessert
made with phyllo dough, pecans, and sugar; dipped in a sugar
syrup. The class will also make Honey cakes--a sweet dessert
made with butter and cream cheese dough and filled with
pecans, honey and sugar. Registration is $35/SCHF Members and $40/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
Facebook event page.
12th Annual “Holly Days”
Arts and Crafts Show, Saturday, December 7, 2019 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the historic SCH Auditorium. Admission is $2. “Holly Days”
will feature a room full of quality vendors showcasing their
arts and crafts, plus local talent will entertain the
attendees. This event will precede Vicksburg Main Street’s
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights at 5 p.m. For more information, call the SCHF Business Office at 601.631.2997 or email
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