Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

July 2006

Independence Day Celebration Southern Style

Make plans now to join us for Vicksburg’s greatest Independence Day Celebration! SCHF is teaming up with Four Seasons of the Arts, the Vicksburg Convention Center, and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau to plan a weekend-long patriotic celebration leading up to the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 1

The weekend begins with The God and Country Show on Saturday, July 1 honoring our troops with Paul Ott and special guest, Brigadier General Robert Crear. The performance will be at 4:00 p.m. at Wesley Hall in Crawford Street United Methodist Church. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

Local artists performing will be: Clarissa Davis, Mike Davis, Dorothy McInnis, Michael Simpson, Victor Gilliam, Mitch Beauman, J.D. Hosemann, Marsha Weaver, Linda Powell, and Dorothy Brasfield. Performance will be followed with cake and lemonade served by the Vicksburg Red Hatters.

Sunday, July 2

Sunday, July 2, join us in the SCHF Auditorium for GospelFest with Patrick Smith and the Patrick Smith Band at 4:00 p.m. to be followed with an old fashioned ice cream social. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, July 3

Monday, July 3, radio and television host, Paul Ott, will broadcast the weekly radio program Listen to the Eagle at 6:00 p.m. live from the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Following the broadcast, The Uncle Sam Comedy Jam, a comedy show for the entire family will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $15 the day of the show and can be purchased by calling 601-630-2929 or visiting

While Saturday and Sunday events are free and open to the public, we would invite you to join with us as we partner with the U.S. Post Office’s Operation Phone Card. Donations will be accepted to sponsor and promote the U.S. Post Office project: A Million Minutes for Mississippi Troops!

Tuesday, July 4

Tuesday, July 4, the festivities begin with children’s activities in historic downtown Vicksburg at 5:00 p.m. Activities will include Space Jumps, Waterslides, and more at the Catfish Row Art Park.

The 4th of July Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:45 p.m. on the Depot Stage on Catfish Row.

Opening Ceremony will be followed at 8:15 p.m. by the
Mississippi Symphony Holiday Orchestra
Robert Franz

Riley Harper
National Anthem

Mitch Beauman
Guest Vocalist

9:00 p.m. Grande Finale

Firework Extravaganza Over the Waterfront

Sponsored by Ameristar Casino

This will be one weekend you will not want to miss in downtown Vicksburg! For more information, please call the SCHF office or the Vicksburg Convention Center at 601-630-2929.

Independence Day Southern Style sponsored by:
The City of Vicksburg
Coca-Cola Bottling
The Vicksburg Post
Horizon Casino
Warren County Board of Supervisors
Ameristar Casino and Hotel
Original Artwork by Kennith Humphrey

Mini Monday Art Camp

The children’s multicultural art camp is a lot of fun, but it is only one week during the summer. In order to keep the fun going all summer long, we are bringing back the successful Mini Monday Art Camps!

Every Monday during the months of June and July from 3 - 4 p.m. we will host the mini camps in the Academy Building. Please use the courtyard entrance.

Students will work on a variety of art projects during the summer including painting, collage, crafts, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

All workshops will be led by qualified educators including instructors from our after-school program and both adult and student workshops throughout the year.

Students do not have to commit to all sessions. They may attend as few as one class or they may attend all classes.

Classes are open to any child age 6 to 12. A $5 fee per child, per session covers all materials. Reservations are not required, but are suggested to help better prepare for class size and planning.

For more information or for registration, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by our office at 1302 Adams Street anytime.

Art Workshop: Introduction to Ceramics

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will offer Introduction to Ceramics this month in our ongoing adult summer art class series. The four session class will be in the SCHF Academy Building on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 18, 20, 25, and 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pottery has been a popular medium for thousands of years. It is a relaxing hobby and a rewarding art form with a lasting outcome. This introductory workshop will include a bit of art history and instruct participants on the fundamental skills of building and glazing ceramics. Along with different techniques, participants will create, fire, and glaze a hand-built bowl.

Local artist, Daisy Anderson, will lead the workshop. Born to a family of artists in Richton, Mississippi, Daisy now makes her home in Vicksburg. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture and Ceramics. When not creating pottery at home, she is employed as an art instructor with the Jackson Public School System.

Reservations are required for the class. The fee for the class is $35 for SCHF members and $40 for non-members. Space is limited, so call today! To register, or for more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by anytime at 1302 Adams Street.

Southern Book Club

The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. The group focuses primarily on Southern authors and subjects, but is open to any good read. Book and author suggestions are welcomed.

For July, the Southern Book Club will not meet, but will resume in August.

For August, the club will discuss The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron and Lucia Graves at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16.

Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more information.

Ballroom Dance

The SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin, swing, waltz, and many other styles of dance.

Class will meet two Sundays each month in the Academy Building. Classes will not meet in July, but will resume in August.

Individuals and couples are welcome. The fee is $20 per person for each two hour session. For more information or for reservations, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

For more information about activities, membership, or rentals, please call or stop by the SCHF office, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS  39180, 601-631-2997.

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Phone: 601-631-2997
Fax: 601-631-3734

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