Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

November 2007

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember
Photographs by Melody Golding

Opening Reception - November 15, 2007

On August 29, 2005 one of the five deadliest storms in the history of the United States struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina left a wake of destruction along the Mississippi Gulf Coast including 238 deaths and 67 people declared missing. Vicksburg photographer Melody Golding joined the relief efforts as a volunteer for the Red Cross and witnessed first hand the aftermath of the devastating storm. Her unique sepia toned silver gelatin prints are the basis for her latest exhibit, Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember.

Stories written by survivors of the storm accompany the images to document not only the devastation of the storm, but also the determination of the people of Mississippi to endure and prevail.

The exhibit will open at the Cultural Center with a reception on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the book Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember, which includes Golding’s photographs as well as essays by Ellen Gilchrist and Mary Anderson Pickard, will be available for purchase during the reception.

The exhibit will be on display during the SCHF’s office hours through December 14, 2007. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For information, contact the Cultural Center office at 601.631.2997.

Resonator Guitar Concert with Nashville Artist Johnny Bellar – November 3, 2007

Johnny Bellar will perform in concert at the Southern Cultural Heritage Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2007. The concert is free and open to the public.

The resonator guitar is an acoustic instrument invented in the USA in the 1920’s. It is usually played with a metal slide.

Johnny Bellar has toured as one of four featured performers in the national Masters of the Steel String Guitar tour. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now, and the Ralph Emery Show.

The SCHF will host a workshop with Johnny Bellar on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. For more information regarding times and fees, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997.

Ballroom Dance

The 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, November 4 & 18 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the academy building.

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

Cooking Workshop:
What to Eat During the Week

Back by popular demand, the SCHF presents a cooking workshop led by Kristin Gluck of …By Request, Unique Pick-up Foods. The class, What to Eat During the Week, Simple and Tasty Meals Sure to Please, will be held in the SCHF Academy Building on Tuesday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This class offers something for everyone. Quick mix and match items to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Good enough to serve any night of the week, healthy enough to eat every night of the week.

Gluck has offered seasonal cooking workshops over the course of the year at SCHF.

Reservations are required for the class. The fee for the class is $25 for SCHF members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, so call today!

To register or for more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

SCHF 2007 Annual Meeting

Please make plans to attend the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s 2007 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, November 28 at noon in the SCHF Auditorium.

This year’s guest speaker will be Melody Golding.  Melody will present a slide show and lecture on her latest photography exhibit, Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember.

The meeting will also include a brief overview of the past year at SCHF and what to look forward to in the future.  New board members and officers will also be elected.

The meeting is open to any SCHF member or to any guest interested in learning more about the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the annual meeting, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.

Mississippi Reads
Go Down Moses by William Faulkner

Mississippi Reads is a state wide project designed to encourage reading among all Mississippians by highlighting a Mississippi author each year. The Southern Book Club will join libraries, schools, and other book clubs in reading the first book for Mississippi Reads, Go Down Moses by William Faulkner.

Go Down Moses was originally published in 1942 and is made up of seven short stories following the history of the McCaslin family spanning over a century in the fictional Mississippi county Yoknapatawph.

Mississippi Reads is inspired by the popular One Book movement which attempts to connect people through literature. The book for 2008 is Richard Wright’s Uncle Tom’s Children to celebrate his centennial. Eudora Welty’s Collected Stories is the book for 2009 in celebration of her centennial. For more information about Mississippi Reads visit the website and make your plans to join with the SCHF in celebrating some of Mississippi’s extraordinary writers.

Southern Book Club

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Southern Book Club will meet on the fourth Wednesday of the 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 November, the Southern Book Club will discuss Go Down Moses by William Faulkner at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28.

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

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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