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The Warren Central High School Madrigal Singe Feaste will be Thursday-Saturday, December 1-3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 601-631-2916.
The Vicksburg Chamber Choir presents An Evening of English Church Music Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Southern Book Club: A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flaggs at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21.
Ballroom dance classes will not be held during December, but will resume twice monthly in January 2006.
The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation presents the twenty-third annual Fall Tour of Homes Sunday, November 6 from 1:30 to 4:30. Experience the beauty of Vicksburg’s architectural heritage by touring 3 historic properties: the Gaimbrone residence at 2525 Cherry Street, the Peay residence at 3220 Drummond Street, and the Duncan residence at 116 Old Highway 27.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during October, on Sundays, November 6 & 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Mexican Traditions: Day of the Dead with Olivia Foshee will take place in the SCHF academy building on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will host the second in a series of lectures focusing on different cultures.
Children’s Pinhole Photography Workshop with local art educator Kathy Gibson and students from the Vicksburg High School Photography Club at the Cultural Center on Tuesday, November 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop is open to children ages 8 to 12. Cost is $5.00 and includes all supplies.
2005 SCHF Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held on November 16 at noon in the SCHF Auditorium. This year’s guest speaker will be Malcolm White, the newly appointed executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. The fee for the luncheon is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For reservations, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997.
Southern Book Club: The Last of the Southern Girls by Willie Morris at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16.
Four Seasons of the Arts presents the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven by Candlelight Saturday, November 19 at the Church of the Holy Trinity at 7:30 p.m.
Fall Pilgrimage 2005. Historic Vicksburg will be on display during the 12th annual Fall Pilgrimage set for October 1 through October 22. SCHF’s Cobb House will be among the many historic properties open for tour.
Mississippi Archaeology Month: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, October 5 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Jim Wojtala will lecture about the Corps of Engineers’ archaeological investigations over the past several years in Natchez. Doug Sims will follow with an informational program about the “why and how” of the Corps of Engineers archeological program.
Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Exhibit: The 2005 Traveling Exhibit is comprised of the winners of its juried competition. The exhibit will open with a reception in the Cobb House on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will be displayed in the Cobb House through October 25.
Mississippi Archaeology Month: Artifact Identification Day, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to bring artifacts and questions to the Cultural Center. Professional archaeologists will be on hand to identify and provide estimated dates for both pre-historic and historic archaeological artifacts.
Southern Book Club: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19.
Bagels and Grits: How the Jews Found a Home in the South. Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. presented by Dr. Stuart Rockoff of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
Mississippi Archaeology Month: Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, October 26 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Joe Saunders’s will lecture on the Late Archaic period in Northeast Louisiana. John Peukert will discuss the recent archeological excavations at the foot of Jackson Street in downtown Vicksburg.
Halloween Costume Ball: Saturday, October 29 Cocktail Buffet 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dance 9 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Music by Earth Angels. Prizes for scariest, funniest, and most original costume!
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during October, on Sundays, October 16 and 30 from 5 - 7 p.m.
SCHF selected as cover for The Real Yellow Pages. The Southern Cultural Heritage Center has been selected to grace the cover of the area’s leading yellow pages directory, The Real Yellow Pages. The cover photo shows SCHF’s three historic buildings on Crawford Street: the 1886 Convent, the 1830s Cobb House, and the 1885 Auditorium.
Volunteer Opportunities at SCHF. With five buildings, an entire city block, and a variety of programming, there are many ways to help! We currently need volunteers to help with the following activities: Fall Pilgrimage, Halloween Ball, Mississippi Art Colony Exhibit, SCHF Annual Meeting, and Gardening. If you can help, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or stop by at 1302 Adams Street.
Many September activities were cancelled or postponed because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during September, on Sundays, September 11 and 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Southern Book Club: Footprints of God by Greg Iles at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during August, on Sundays, August 7 and 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.
SCHF is pleased to host a community meeting for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to discuss their upcoming project, the Museum of Mississippi History on Thursday, August 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Southern Book Club: Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17.
2005 Window Restoration Project: The window project has begun! The 73 windows of the 1937 academy building are now being sanded, re-glazed, primed, and painted thanks to the support and contributions of those who once spent many a day gazing out of them.
Mercy Archives Summer Intern: SCHF has taken great strides toward reaching out archival goals this summer thanks to the help of Jered Lambiotte, SCHF’s summer intern.
Summer Programming Success: SCHF has had such a busy and successful summer! From children’s camps, to adult workshops, to holiday celebrations, archival work and building rehab - it’s been busy!
Weekend-Long Celebration for the 4th. Make plans now to join us for Vicksburg’s greatest 4th of July Celebration! SCHF is teaming up with Four Seasons of the Arts to plan a weekend long patriotic celebration leading up to the 4th of July.
Multicultural Arts Camp, July 18 - 22, for children age 7 to 12. During the camp, children discover the art, dance, music and cuisine of many of the cultures that make up Vicksburg. There are still a few openings.
Southern Book Club: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.
Mini Monday Art Camp, every Monday during July (except July 4 and 18) for children age 5 - 12. After one month, the program is a great success! Children may attend as few as one class or they may attend all classes.
Children’ Sewing Workshop, Wednesday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SCHF is pleased to welcome back Susan Crawley to lead a children’s beginners sewing workshop.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during July, on Sundays, July 17 and 31 from 5 - 7 p.m.
2005 Window Restoration Project: The 73 windows of the 1937 academy building will soon be sanded, re-glazed, primed, and painted thanks to the support and contributions of those who once spent many a day gazing out of them.
Old River Bridge Celebrates 75 Years. Festivities will include a student art exhibit at the Cultural Center throughout the month of June, an anniversary dinner on Thursday, June 23, and a stroll on the bridge, Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 to noon.
Mini Monday Art Camp, every Monday during June and July (except July 4 and 18) for children age 5 - 12. They may attend as few as one class or they may attend all classes.
Adult Workshop: Altered Books, June 10 -11. What's an altered book? It’s a book that has been embellished, decorated, painted, cut, torn, stitched, glued, printed, collaged, rubber-stamped, you name it, to turn it into an art object.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during June, on Sundays June 12 and 26. Sessions in June will focus on the Rumba.
Southern Book Club: The Broker by John Grisham at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.
Adult Workshop: Whimsical Creatures in Clay. Two-session adult workshop on Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, June 30.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during May, on Sundays, May 1 and 22 from 5 - 7 p.m.
River Kids End of Year Program and Exhibit: Thursday, May 5, 2005 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The program will feature a performance by the River Kids Music students followed by an exhibit of the artwork from the River Kids Art class.
"Homespun Harmony" Concert and Ice Cream Social: an informal musical performance featuring the Delta Mountain Boys Blue Grass Band from Jackson and the Vicksburg Chamber Choir in the SCHF courtyard, Saturday May 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Southern Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18
Mississippi Poetry Society Reading and Open Microphone Night: Several award-winning poets will participate including the Poet Laureate of Mississippi, Dr. Winifred H. Farrar. Friday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
We would like to thank the Green Hills Garden Club for working at the SCHF during the Great American Clean-Up on Saturday. April 23.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during April, on Sundays, April 3 and April 17 from 5 - 7 p.m.
The Mississippi School of Protocol and Etiquette presents Children's Etiquette Classes at the Cobb House on Tuesdays beginning April 12. The classes are open to children ages 7 to 12. Cost of the program is $179.00.
Southern Book Club: In the Red Zone by Steven Vincent Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Andrew Miller and Kathryn Lord of Amberstar Glass will teach a stained glass workshop at the SCHF on April 22 and 23. Cost of the two session workshop is $65.00 for SCHF members and $75.00 for nonmembers. Cost includes all materials. Space is limited, so register today!
Looking ahead: River Kids End-of-Year Performance and Exhibit — Thursday, May 5; Vicksburg Chamber Choir Concert — Saturday, May 7; Mississippi Poetry Society Reading and Open Mic — Friday, May 20; monthly cultural lecture series.
Just a note: A special thanks to all of our volunteer tour guides, and to the Green Hills Garden Club.
In 2004, the SCHF received a $10,000 grant from the Sisters of Mercy to repair and update the Sisters of Mercy archives room at SCHF. With the funds from this grant, repairs have been made to the walls and ceiling of the archive room, climate control added, and plans are in the works to add special UV protection to the windows.
Ballroom dance classes are offered twice during March, on Sundays, March 6 and 20 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage will kick-off the 2005 Season with Spring Pilgrimage Gala: A Taste of Vicksburg at the George Washington Ball House on Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Puppet Arts Theatre presents Carnival of the Animals Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
SCHF on Spring Pilgrimage, featuring our newly restored Cobb House. The SCHF will be on the Red Tour along with the Baer House and the Martha Vick House, in the morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on March 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 25.
Southern Book Club: Birthright by Clay Blount at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16.
St. Joseph's Community Orchestra Spring Concert Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Birthright, A Novel by Clay Blount: lecture and book signing March 22 at 7:00 p.m.