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Previous years


May 2019

River Kids Exhibit Day, May 2, 2019

Fort St. Pierre Lecture Series, May 9, 2019

Southern Book Club, May 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.


April 2019

“More Than a Painting” Art Classes with Nancy Mitchell - Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 9 a.m.–noon (Facebook event page) and Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Facebook event page). Let’s paint a Rooster in the style of Walter Anderson! In addition to artist facts and a touch of art history throughout the lesson, students receive a handout on the artist. The students leave with a finished art piece to hang in their home at the end of their class. Classes suit both artists and beginners. Nancy Mitchell believes anyone can learn to draw and be creative. However, in today’s world not many people have time for weekly art classes. This class is based on a painting she designs to mimic the style of a renowned artist. The step-by-step process enables each student to recreate the painting, adding their personal style. Students also learn basics about composition and color mixing. Registration is $40/SCHF Members and $45/Non-Members (includes all supplies) for each class. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.

“Cooking with Herbs” Workshop with William Furlong, Monday, April 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Whether you grow your own herbs or buy them fresh, you’ll come away from this demonstration with many simple techniques and recipes with a few of the most common culinary herbs. Bring your note pad, your taste buds and your appetite to this workshop. You will sample all of the recipes that will be prepared for a full course meal. Washing, drying and freezing herbs will also be reviewed. Registration is $35/members and $40/non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Fort St. Pierre Lecture Series, April 11, 2019

Southern Book Club, April 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.


March 2019

The 8th Annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off, Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. presented by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). Cajun Gumbo Cook-off, Live Music, Dancing, Food, Drinks, Children's Activities and more! For questions or more information, please visit www.facebook.com/vicksburg.mardi.gras or contact Nancy Bell at 601.636.5010 or vburgfoundation@aol.com. Facebook event page.
Thanks to Alexis Murrell, Miss Vicksburg 2019, for presenting the awards! Seafood Gumbo: 1st place: Rusty's, 2nd place: Riverwalk Casino, 3rd place: TA Country Pride. Non-Seafood Gumbo: 1st place: Krewe de Chaos, 2nd place: Anchuca, 3rd place: “Just CHLing” Coastal Hydraulics Lab ERDC. Best Decorated Display; Rusty's. The Coveted David Coulon's People's Choice Award: Riverwalk Casino.

Lebanese Cooking with Lana, Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for Lebanese Cooking with Lana, a hands-on cooking experience. This class will prepare Spinach Pies--homemade dough filled with spinach, green onions, lemon juice, and olive oil. The class will also prepare Grape Leaves. Grape Leaves are filled and rolled with meat and rice and cooked in lemon water. Please bring a rolling pin if you have one. Registration is $35/SCHF Members and $40/Non-Members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Ballroom Dance Lessons, Sunday, March 10 & 31, 2019 from 5-6 p.m. in the academy building, presented by James Frechette, owner of Applause Dance Factory. This month’s featured dance is the “Cha Cha. Individuals and couples are welcome. $10 per person. For more information, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

“Southern Exposure” Spring Break Camp, March 11-15, 2019 for kids ages 6-13. The camp will be held during Spring Break from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Early drop-off is available at 7:30 a.m. and pick-up through 5:15 p.m.) The registration fee is $100 per child for the week (this fee includes a $25 non-refundable fee to hold your spot) and that includes all supplies and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their lunch. During this camp, children will be “exercising mind, body, and soul” as they utilize the gymnasium, art classrooms, auditorium, gardens, and media room of the SCHC to investigate southern music, gardening, art, manners, and other camp-like activities. The children will perform improvisation throughout the week to their peers. Experienced and accredited educators, Karen and Herman Biedenharn will plan and oversee all aspects of the camp. Space is limited to 40 kids and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Fort St. Pierre Tercentennial Lecture Series, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7 p.m., presented by Max Garriott in the SCHC Convent. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 601.631.2997.

Southern Book Club, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. In March, the monthly book is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

William's Sushi Workshop, Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., presented by William Furlong. You can enjoy an authentic Japanese edible art form that is both healthy and delicious. Learn just how fun, fast and easy rolling sushi can be as William teaches you the proper techniques. You will have hands-on experience as he introduces the fundamentals of sushi preparation, presentation, rolling and cutting. Registration is $40/SCHF members and $45/non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

4th Annual Raise the Roof Talent Search & Competition
Registration is open now for contestants! The deadline to register is  March 15, 2019. Total awards of $550! The Overall Cash Grand Prize Winner will receive $250! The First Runner–up will receive $150, Second Runner-up will receive $100, and Third Runner-up will receive $50. Entry fees are free if you register by March 15, 2019 and $20 for individuals and $50 for groups (3 or more) after  March 15, 1019. To register, download the forms below and bring completed form along with entry fee(s) into the SCHF office or mail to SCHF, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
Rules     Entry Form     Guardian Form
One night only!
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the SCHF Auditorium. Tickets to the show are $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 6-18). Admission for children 5 and under is free. For more information, please call 601.631.2997. Press release. Facebook event page.
Proceeds from Raise the Roof will go towards the preservation of the SCHC Complex. The SCHF, a non-profit organization, maintains the Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Center is a Mississippi Landmark property and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Foundation is committed to preserving the history and architecture of the Cultural Center, while offering cultural, artistic and educational programs to the community.


February 2019

“Kids in the Kitchen” Valentine's Classes, Monday, February 4th (Facebook event page) and Tuesday, February 5th (Facebook event page) from 5:30-7:30 p.m., two different classes for children ages 4-12 led by Margie Heltzel, The registration fee for each class is $35 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.

“More Than a Painting” Art Class with Nancy Mitchell, Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Come join Nancy Mitchell and paint a vase of Amaryllis in the style of Swedish-American Birger Sandmen. Classes suit both artists and beginners. Nancy Mitchell believes anyone can learn to draw and be creative. However, in today’s world not many people have time for weekly art classes. This class is based on a painting she designs to mimic the style of a renowned artist. The step-by-step process enables each student to recreate the painting, adding their personal style. Students also learn basics about composition and color mixing. In addition to artist facts and a touch of art history throughout the lesson, students receive a handout on the artist. The students leave with a finished art piece to hang in their home at the end of their class. Registration is $40/SCHF Members and $45/Non-Members (includes all supplies) for each class. For reservations or more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Cooking for Couples, Monday, February 11th at 5:30 p.m. William Furlong will offer simple, elegant recipes for two with the aim of turning the routine daily task of making dinner into a relaxing and romantic bonding experience. With Valentine's Day around the corner, the workshop is designed for all the busy working couples out there who find themselves with limited time for just about everything - including fixing dinner and for spending quality moments with each other. Registration is $55/couple SCHF members and $60/couple non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release. Facebook event page.

Southern Book Club, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

Ballroom Dance, February 24, 2019, This month’s featured dance is the “Cha Cha.

Fort St. Pierre Lecture Series, February 27, 2019

“Kids in the Kitchen” Mardi Gras Classes, Tuesday, February 26th (Facebook event page) and Thursday, February 28th (Facebook event page) from 5:30-7:30 p.m., two different classes for children ages 4-12 led by Margie Heltzel, The registration fee for each class is $35 per child and includes all supplies as well as lots of tasty treats. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.


January 2019

William's Winter Soup Workshop, Monday, January 7, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Winter is here! What could be better that a hot bowl of soup on a chilly night? William Furlong will lead this workshop and focus on using seasonal ingredients and interesting flavor combinations to give you recipes that will become classics in your home. You will get to sample some soup, and William will end the night with something sweet! Yum! The workshop will be held in the SCHC academy building. Registration is $35/SCHF members and $40/non-members and includes all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the SCHF office at 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org. Press release.

Fort St. Pierre Lecture Series, January 10, 2019

Ballroom Dance Lessons, January 13, 2019

Southern Book Club, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee to attend and it is open to the public. For more information or meeting location, please call 601.631.2997 or email info@southernculture.org.

The River Kids Free After-School Art Program. Spring Semester will begin on January 24, 2019. Open to any child in 1st through 6th grade, the program will accept 60 students for the class on Thursdays from 3:45-5 p.m. for the thirteen week program through April 18, 2019. It will expose creativity through drawing, painting, crafts, collage, ceramics, sculpture and many more exciting techniques. Experienced and accredited educators Karen Biedenharn and Ashleigh Holliday plan and teach each class. The program is free, but will require a full semester commitment from the parents. It will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To register, call the SCHF business office at (601) 631-2997 or email info@southernculture.org. This free after-school program is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg, and various appropriations. Press release. Facebook event page.

Ballroom Dance Lessons, January 27, 2019


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