Schedule of Events February 2005


The Mississippi Museum of Art has designated the Cobb House as an affiliate site

Thank you to all who joined SCHF in welcoming the Mississippi Museum of Art to Vicksburg. The selection of the Cobb House as the newest affiliate site for the Mississippi Museum of Art is truly a great accomplishment for SCHF and for Vicksburg.

Throughout the year we will be able to see exhibits from the Museum's permanent collection right in here in Vicksburg! We look forward to the upcoming exhibits and are grateful for the chance to utilize the newly restored Cobb House for the benefit of the community.

In order to prepare the Cobb House for its first exhibit, a few site preparations are needed. We would like to offer special thanks to Ray Neilsen and Ameristar Casino for being the lead corporate benefactor for those changes. The additions include ultraviolet protective material for the many windows in the Cobb House, as well as panels and museum quality track lighting.

We would also like to thank Pat Cashman and The Vicksburg Post for sponsoring the reception announcing the affiliate relationship between MMA and the Cobb House.

The Southern Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee and it is open to the public.  New members are welcome.

This month:

Hell at the Breech
By Tom Franklin

Wednesday, February 16
7:00 p.m.

Call the SCHF office for meeting location.

Sunday, February 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The SCHF offers ballroom dance classes twice monthly. James Frechette, owner of the Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, MS, will teach classes in ballroom, latin, country/western, and swing dance.

Individuals and couples are welcome. The fee is $20 per person for each 2 hour session. For more information, please call the SCHF office at 631-2997.

SCHF is the proud new owner of a ceramics studio, complete with two kilns, a pouring table, drying racks, glazes, brushes, and more molds than you can imagine thanks to a very generous donor. Many board members, friends, and volunteers helped make the donation a reality by spending an entire morning moving equipment. Thanks to all who helped! Be on the lookout for upcoming ceramic and pottery workshops!


String Quartet
Tuesday, February 1
7:00 p.m.
SCHF Auditorium

As part of our continuing relationship with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the SCHF is pleased to present the second in a three-part series of performances with the MSO Community Outreach on February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the SCHF Auditorium.

MSO is the largest professional performing arts organization in the state of Mississippi. MSO tours as a full orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and offers three resident ensembles: the Woodwind Quintet, the Brass Quintet, and the String Quartet.

A $5.00 donation is asked at the door to help provide future SCHF programming. Please use the Crawford Street entrance.

This concert and other SCHF programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

for the
Puppet Arts


March 15, 2005
Two Performances:
10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
SCHF Auditorium

The SCHF is pleased to offer two performances of the Carnival of the Animals presented by the Puppet Arts Theatre under the award winning direction of Peter Zapletal.

Puppet Arts Theatre sets Carnival of Animals, by French Composer Camille Saint-Saens, in a circus. It is a hilarious romp through animal, clown and other creatures acts including chickens on a seesaw, an elephant, rabbits on a trampoline and a six foot tall bird. Children from the audience join the professional cast on stage and perform .with the puppets made by the company.

The performances will take place in the SCHF Auditorium on the corner of Cherry and Crawford Streets. The morning show is at 10:00 am and the afternoon show is at 2:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. These performances are made possible in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information contact the SCHF office.

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Vicksburg, MS  39180
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