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December 2013

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation presents the 6th Annual Holly Days Arts and Crafts show Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the historic SCH Auditorium from from 9:00am-3:00pm. Admission is $1. Holly Days features a room full of quality vendors showcasing their wares, plus local talent will entertain the attendees. This event precedes Vicksburg Main Street’s Annual Christmas Parade of Lights at 5pm.
The show has become a much anticipated annual event. The live entertainment includes Jeanne Evans Music Students (10am-10:45am), Susan Gambrell Music Students (11am-11:45am), Vicksburg Performing Arts Company (12pm-12:45pm), Vicksburg High School Madrigals (1pm-1:45pm), and Warren Central High School Madrigals (2pm-2:45pm). Goldie's Express is on site to sell delicious barbeque lunches.
Press release
For more information, call the SCHF Business Office at 601.631.2997 or email

November 2013

SCHF Annual Meeting and Luncheon, Friday, November 15 at noon; Guest Speaker: award-winning syndicated editorial cartoonist, author, sometimes-radio host and popular public speaker, Marshall Ramsey. Invitation. Admission/Lunch is $12 and reservations are required by calling 601.631.2997 or email Facebook event page

October 2013

The 25th Annual Over the River Run was Saturday, October 12th with a record turn out. Congratulations to the 913 runners and walkers, and thanks to the Sponsors, volunteers, and staff who worked so hard to make this a successful event.
Race results from the Mississippi Track Club
25th Annual Over the River Run PHOTOS from the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Paul Ingram, and Keith Racewalker Guy.
The Foundation along with many sponsors and volunteers presented this very special community venture and it was one of the biggest yet. This event welcomed hundreds to the City of Vicksburg and served as a wonderful family event. It began at the Old Mississippi River Bridge located at I-20 and Washington Street.  25th Annual-Over-the-River-Run Facebook event page

The 6th-Annual “Classics in the Courtyard” will take place on Fridays from 12:00pm-1:00pm beginning October 18th and concluding November 8th. This event will offer a variety of entertainment through different genres of classic music. Local entertainers and local restaurants will provide the music and lunch. Musical entertainment, sponsored by a grant from ENTERGY Mississippi, will be provided for free and lunch can be purchased for $9 per person. Reservations are required for lunch and must be made by 5pm on the Thursday before the event.

The first ever “Hogtoberfest” (hog cooking and craft beer festival) was Friday, October 25 at 7:30pm, in partnership with the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). During the day, a Hog was Cooked by a team from ERDC's Coastal Hydraulics Lab (CHL) (Cookin Hogs Lovin Life) in the courtyard of the SCHC. Dinner was served at 7:30pm, with all the fixings. Beginning at 8:30pm, the popular western, “Tombstone”, was shown on a big screen in the courtyard of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. It was a nice fall evening in the historic courtyard. The movie was sponsored in part by the Strand Cinema. Admission was free. Donations are encouraged and appreciated for the evening.
This event is a partnership between the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation.
For more information, call the SCHF Business office at 601-631-2997 or email

September 2013

The 6th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show vendor deadline is August 1st. Holly Days will be held December 7, 2013 in the historic 1885 SCH Auditorium. Download vendor application form

August 2013

The 6th Annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show vendor deadline is August 1st. Holly Days will be held December 7, 2013 in the historic 1885 SCH Auditorium. Download vendor application form

The beautiful art work from the month-long Spectrum program is on display in the SCH Academy Building Exhibit room until August 1st. Come see the art the kids worked so hard to create. We also have a handful of Spectrum 2013 t-shirts if anyone would like to purchase one for $5. This program was made possible by a grant from National Endowment for the Arts.

May 2013

Tickets are now on sale for the much anticipated 5th Annual Chocolate Affair on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm in the historic SCH Auditorium. Tickets are available in advance only and are $25 per person for SCHF members and $30 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at the SCHF Business Office, Paper Plus, charge by phone at 601.631.2997, and online at A group purchase of eight may reserve a table by calling 601.631.2997.
This elegant evening will include scrumptious chocolate desserts, drinks, and much anticipated entertainment by the Mulligan Brothers. The Mulligan Brothers are sponsored by the generosity of Lady Luck Casino.
The Chocolate Affair adds such a sweet and unique twist to an enjoyable evening in Vicksburg. The many scrumptious chocolate desserts and assortment of drinks are kindly being sponsored by Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Anchuca, Cedar Grove Mansion Inn & Restaurant, The Liquor Store, Lillian's Restaurant, Main Street Market, Roca, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Shel's Sweets and Walnut Hills. The SCHF has partnered with local businesses and if you present your Chocolate Affair ticket the night of the event at Anchuca, Cedar Grove Mansion Inn & Restaurant, Roca or Walnut Hills, they will grant 10% off your dinner purchase.
The auditorium will be transformed into a room of elegance and charm by the local talents of Tina's Flowers & Gifts.
The Mulligan Brothers hailing from Mobile, AL and Baton Rouge, LA are comprised of a brilliant set of regional musicians adding elements of Fiddle, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar and Double Bass to an eclectic blend of classic and original material. The members of the band are Ross Newell, Gram Rea, Greg Deluca and Ben Leininger.
The Chocolate Affair is a very important fundraiser for the SCHF and an event not to be missed!!

April 2013


March 2013

The SCHF is proud to welcome the original art of Thomas “Tom” Cochran. The Cochran Art Exhibit opened in the Academy Building of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Monday, March 4th with an opening reception. The exhibit is on display until March 28 during regular business hours. Admission is free. The original watercolors are so beautiful (i.e. Longwood in Natchez, the Old Country Store in Lorman, the Sprague and 22 more additional other works of art).

Join us Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30pm at the Southern Cultural Heritage Convent as Chris Meister discusses his latest book, “James Riely Gordon: His Courthouses and Other Public Architecture.” Meister documented the influential Texas architect's career across decades and across the nation. Meister focuses on the public architecture, the pursuit of which took Gordon from San Antonio to Dallas and on to New York City as he secured commissions in nine states. Gordon was the architect of Vicksburg's City Hall building. Admission is Free and open to the public. Lorelei Books will be on site for the book signing.

February 2013


January 2013

Susan Puckett Lecture and Book Signing, Wednesday, January 30 at 6pm
Location: SCH Convent (corner of Adams & Crawford Streets)
Admission: FREE
Delicious samples from local establishments (see below) that are featured in the book will be available!
Main Street Market
Walnut Hills
Cedar Grove
Toot’s Grocery
Attic Gallery/Hwy 61 Coffee House
Heather Burns-Garcia
Solly’s Hot Tamales
Storycook Favorites
Live music will be provided by Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers.
Susan Puckett was the food editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for many years and is a native of Jackson and an Ole Miss grad. In her book, she tells the story of the Mississippi Delta and includes great places to eat along the way from Memphis to Vicksburg.
Books will be available on site by Lorelei or you can pre-order your book by contacting Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 39183, email: (601) 634-8624 website:


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