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
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
Activities Log of all
current and past years' activities.
The Southern Cultural
Center is a GREAT venue for
Spring Semester Registration now open for the River Kids
Free After-school Art Program. The spring semester
will begin on January 27, 2022. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the
class meets on Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. for the
thirteen-week program. The River Kids Program is designed to
encourage children to discover and develop their creative
talents. It will expose creativity through drawing,
painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more
exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators
plan and teach each class. The program is free, but requires a full semester commitment from the parents.
This free after-school program is supported in part by
funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the
Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of the
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and
corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various
Facebook event page.
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.
SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $11,000 grant from
the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.4
million in grants the Commission will award in 2020-2021 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.
release. For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, contact Anna
Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601.359.6546 or
Mississippi Humanities Council CARES Emergency Gant,
September 25, 2020. The Southern Cultural Heritage
Foundation (SCHF) has received a $10,000 grant from the
Mississippi Humanities Council as part of the CARES Act
funding through support from the National Endowment for the
Humanities. The grant awarded to the SCHF will be used to
continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional
events and quality programming to the community through
artistic excellence. For more information, please contact
the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email
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
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