Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation welcomes back the Vicksburg Multicultural
Arts Camp. The 2008 Multicultural Arts Camp will be June 23 - 27 from 8 a.m. -
12 p.m. The camp is open to any child age 6 to 12. The registration fee is
$50 per child and includes all supplies, materials, and a daily snack.
During this unique camp, children discover the art, music and cuisine of a
different culture. 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.
educators plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. This year we are pleased to
welcome Kathy Gibson, art instructor at Vicksburg High School, and Tracy
Gardner, music instructor at Warrenton Elementary.
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.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to
register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
Meet the Folks behind the Food
The Southern Foodways Alliance Oral
History Initiative at Year Three — Photo Exhibit
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host the “Meet the Folks
Behind the Food: The SFA Oral History Initiative at Year Three.” This
photo exhibit, featuring portraits of fifty individuals chronicled by the
Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Initiative, celebrates the unsung
and uncelebrated men and women whose work has helped keep alive Southern
The Southern Foodways Alliance is an institute of the
Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
It is a member-supported organization of more than 800 people, including
chefs and academics, writers and eaters. The organization’s mission is to
document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South, and
this traveling exhibit is just one component of their documentary endeavors.
The traveling portrait exhibit brings attention to the cooks,
chefs, restaurateurs, and producers whose work has helped keep alive
Southern Foodways. It aims to highlight the import of maintaining those
traditions on which Southern cuisine, its regions, and its identities are
built. The exhibit will be on display at the Southern Cultural Academy
Building through June 23-July 31. For more information on the work of the
Southern Foodways Alliance, visit
An Evening with Nevada Barr
New York Times
bestselling author of the Anna Pigeon series
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation presents an “Evening with Nevada
Barr”. The New York Times bestselling author will present a lecture on her
books, life and art at the SCHF Auditorium on Tuesday, July 15th 7:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the
program. (Lorelei Books will be selling books on site)
of the influx of inquiries and limited seating for this event, members of
the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation can make reservations. If you
are not presently a member of the Foundation, you can contact the office to
obtain an application. Without a reservation, seating will be on a first
come first served basis.
For more information about this exciting event, please call the SCHF office
will design and create a one-of-a-kind necklace using basic bead techniques.
A variety of beads, gemstone chips and silver-tone tube beads will be used.
Registration is $45/members and $50/non-members. All supplies are
Laura Tarbutton has been involved
in arts and crafts all her life, but creating jewelry is her first love.
Laura teaches Precious Metal Clay and beading classes through Millsaps
College Community Enrichment Series and local craft stores. She also teaches
at national bead shows and presents classes and workshops with Gem & Mineral
Society chapters. Her studio is in Brandon, Mississippi.
For reservations or more information
about this class, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation proudly presents “The Dual Demo, Art
and Cooking Show”. This entertaining event will consist of a cooking and art
demonstration by Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters. This unique show will be
held Saturday, August 2nd at 6:00 p.m. General admission is $25. Special
limited V.I.P. (includes tasting-$50) and SUPER V.I.P. (includes tasting,
Southern Seasons cookbook and front row seating-$100) tickets are available.
A book signing will follow the show.
This exclusive event
showcases the fascinating talents of both Robert and Wyatt. The audience
will be able to observe the cooking styles of St. John as he prepares a
five-course meal. While still being overtaken by the aroma of the southern
cuisine, Waters will create and captivate you with an artistic masterpiece
General admission and
special V.I.P. tickets for this show go on sale Monday, June 2nd and space
is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the
SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email
School Performing Arts Program coming to the SCHF this Fall
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is proudly partnering with the
Vicksburg Theatre Guild to present the “Southern Drama Kids”. The performing
arts classes will begin on August 19 and run through December. These classes
will be held on Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00pm in the SCHF Auditorium. The fee
for the program is $50 per student. The Southern Drama Kids program
is open to any child ages 12-18.
Trained instructors will guide the students through stage
crafts, improvisation, projection/delivery and reading/auditions. This
program is designed to build acting skills, creative thinking, speaking
skills, confidence, leadership abilities, self-esteem and enthusiasm. At the
end of the program, an “Academy Awards” will be held for the students to
showcase what they have learned to friends and family.
Space is limited and reservations are required. To register
or for more information, call the SCHF office at (601) 631-2997.