Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
The long awaited arrival of the Smithsonian Roots Music Traveling Exhibit is over! Following a massive exhibit opening festival on June 28, the exhibit will be open daily, Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Concerts, lectures and other special events are planned throughout the six weeks to celebrate Vicksburg's own musical heritage. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!.
SCHF will present two live concerts in July in coordination with the Smithsonian New Harmonies exhibit, as well as a sacred harp singing for observation.
Straight from Clarksdale, SCHF welcomes Bill Abel and Cadillac John on Thursday, July 19 for a blues concert. The concert will be in the SCHF Auditorium at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Thursday, July 26, SCHF presents the Delta Mountain Boys for a bluegrass concert at 7 p.m.The free concert will also feature songs from the movie soundtrack of O Brother Where Art Thou, filmed in the SCHF Auditorium in 1999.
Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SCHF Auditorium, SCHF will host over 75 shaped note singers from across the USA. Sacred Harp Singing is an early form of sacred music rarely practiced today. The event will offer a chance to listen in and learn about this unique style of sacred music.
All concerts are free and open to the public. The New Harmonies Exhibit will be open and available for viewing one hour before each concert.
For more information about SCHF events, please call our office at 601-631-2997, or email us at email@example.com.
SCHF is proud to bring back our children's arts camp this summer. This year's camp will incorporate the roots music theme of SCHF's summer programming and the Smithsonian Exhibit.
During this unique camp, children will discover folk art, dance and music.
By studying cultural differences and similarities through the arts, students, will learn new artistic techniques while developing an appreciation for the traditions and customs of others.
Experienced educators plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. This year we are pleased to welcome Nancy Mitchell, Karla McHan, and Jennifer Tillotson as instructors.
The camp will culminate with a public performance and exhibit on the last day in the SCHF Auditorium. All family and friends are invited to attend.
The camp will be July 23 - 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. The camp is open to any child age 6 to 12. The $50 fee per child includes all supplies, materials, and a daily snack.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation in coordination with the Smithsonian Institution and the Mississippi Humanities Council invite you to celebrate the closing of the New Harmonies Exhibit in Vicksburg with a Gospel Brunch featuring Patrick Smith on Sunday, August 5 in the SCHF Auditorium. Brunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the concert will follow at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Reservations are required by Wednesday, August 1. For more information or reservations, please the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
Smithsonian New Harmonies Exhibit sponsored in part by
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