Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is pleased to welcome back the
Vicksburg Chamber Choir to perform their Spring Concert in the auditorium.
The Spring Concert will feature works by Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber,
David Foltz, Houston Bright, Luigi Zaninelli, and many more.
The Vicksburg Chamber Choir is comprised of local vocalist who volunteer
their time and talents to present performances to the community throughout
The Spring Concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be
accepted to help support the choir for future concerts. All donations will
benefit the Vicksburg Chamber Choir.
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 in the SCHF Auditorium. Please use
the Crawford Street entrance. For more information, please call the SCHF at
601-631-2997 or stop by the office any time.
The Staff and Board of Directors of the Southern Cultural Heritage
Foundation would like to formally thank the members of the Green Hills
Garden Club again for their continued commitment and time volunteering to
plant and maintain the courtyard flower beds.
For several years the Green Hills Garden Club has brightened our courtyard
with beautiful annuals and maintained the lush perennials to keep our
facility looking its best.
We are so grateful to the many members who check on the beds regularly and
garden tirelessly. Volunteers like you inspire others and help make the
Cultural Center a more pleasant place for tourists and for our community.
Thank you for all you all you do for SCHF!
in Vicksburg always brings the annual Lebanese Dinner at Saint George
Antiochian Orthodox Church. Crowds of Vicksburg residents line up early for
the annual chance to taste authentic Lebanese cuisine.
This year, SCHF is pleased to welcome Mary Louise Nosser to teach a cooking
class so participants can make and enjoy Lebanese cuisine all year at home.
Mary Louise Nosser will share a few of the tricks, tips, and recipes of her
Lebanese cuisine in a workshop on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in
the Academy Building. The class and demonstration will include traditional
Lebanese kibbie, Lebanese salad, spinach and meat pies, and other Lebanese
Reservations are required. The class fee is $20 for SCHF members and $25 for
nonmembers and includes all supplies and recipe cards to take home. Please
call SCHF at 601-631-2997 to register or for more information. Space is
limited, so call today!
It’s never to early to begin planning for the summer! There are several
important dates to mark on your calendar for youth activities.
Vicksburg Multicultural Arts Camp
SCHF is proud to present the third year of the Vicksburg Multicultural Arts
Camp beginning June 26 and ending June 30. The program teaches children the
art, dance, music, and cuisine of a different culture each day of the week
and culminates in a public performance. The camp is open to any child who
has completed the 1st grade through the 6th grade. The $50 camp fee includes
all supplies and a snack each day.
Mini Monday Art Camp
This summer, SCHF will also offer the Mini-Monday Art Camps, each Monday
afternoon in June and July. Children will work on a variety of projects
ranging from painting, drawing, collage, ceramics, sculpture, and much more!
The program is open to children who have completed the 1st grade through the
6th. The $5 fee includes all supplies.
Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend the exciting summer
programming. Be sure to watch your mail for more information about other
youth summer programs, summer concerts, performances and adult workshops.
For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
SCHF offers monthly ballroom dance classes. James Frechette, owner of
Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, teaches classes in ballroom, Latin,
swing and many other styles of dance.
Class will meet Sundays, April 2 and 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Academy
Both 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.
Since 1948, the Mississippi Art Colony has brought together artists and
instructors to create, study, and critique each other’s work. The
Mississippi Art Colony is the oldest of its kind in the nation, drawing on
artists in varied media from Mississippi and neighboring states.
Based in Utica, Mississippi at Camp Henry Jacobs, the
Colony’s mission is to provide an environment for the personal and
professional growth and development of visual artists. The mission is
reached by providing workshops and sessions offered in all aspects of the
The Mississippi Art Colony passes on the beauty it
creates by taking winners of its juried competition to communities across
The 2006 Traveling Exhibit is comprised of those
chosen selections from artists across the state and the region.
The exhibit will open in the Cobb House on Monday, May
8. The exhibit will be displayed in the Cobb House through May 26.
The Traveling Exhibit is open to the public and free
of charge. The exhibit will be available for viewing during SCHF operating
hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or other times by
appointment. Please use the courtyard entrance from Adams Street.
For more information, please call the SCHF office at
601-631-2997 or stop by at 1302 Adams Street. Student groups are encouraged
to attend. Special group viewings can be arranged by calling the SCHF
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 on Southern
authors and subjects, but is open to any good read. Book and author
suggestions are welcomed.
For May, the Southern Book Club will discuss The Hounds of
Winter by James Magnuson at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17.
James Magnuson is the author of seven critically acclaimed
novels, including Windfall, Ghost Dancing, Open Season,
and The Rundown. He is a former Hodder Fellow at Princeton
University, the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
for his fiction, and the winner of the Jesse Jones Award from the Texas
Institute of Letters. Currently Magnuson directs the James A. Michener
Center for Writers at the University of Texas. Magnuson and his wife,
Vicksburg native Hester Ferris Magnuson, make their home in Austin, Texas.
The Hounds of Winter combines the moral acuity of
Graham Greene with the twists and turns of the best Hitchcock films.
David Neisen, the novel’s main character, came seeking
reconciliation; what he found was a father's worst nightmare. Arriving on
Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with his daughter Maya, he discovers her
murdered on the floor of their cabin in the Wisconsin woods. He sees a
ski-masked figure lurching through the snowdrifts behind the house and sets
out in pursuit—only to transform himself into the prime suspect in his
Please make plans to join us in discussing this psychological
thriller by an award-winning Southern author with local ties to Vicksburg.
Please call the SCHF office for meeting location or for more