The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to preserving the diverse cultural heritage of Vicksburg,
Mississippi, the Mississippi Delta, and the American South. The
Foundation works to achieve its goals by creating and hosting cultural
activities at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex.
upcoming activities suit many interests, and our
are a testimony of the rich cultural heritage of Vicksburg,
Our 20th Anniversary!
In 1994, the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation was
formed to preserve these historic buildings and to direct
their transformation into a cultural center. Twenty years of
carrying on our mission: emphasizing the humanities and the
arts, providing unique and quality programming for free or
at low cost to the Vicksburg community.
SCHF Event Calendar
Activities Log of all
current and past years' activities.
The Southern Cultural
Center is a GREAT venue for
All Eventbrite SCHF Activities.
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
The 6th-Annual “Star
Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg,” Saturday, June
17th, 2023 at 8 p.m. Come join us and help us light up
the night in this unique event which will include a 5K run
and a 5K walk through downtown Vicksburg! It will begin and
end at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.
For more information, please call the SCHF office at 601-631-2997 or email
Facebook event page.
Tri-fold registration form.
We are officially taking
applications for our Southern Exposure Summer Camp!!
firstname.lastname@example.org, call 601-631-2997, or go to
Eventbrite.com to get your little signed up for a summer
Plant Drive! Our
gardens are in need of some new plants! We will be taking
donations of plants in the month of May! Plants may be
dropped off at our office during normal business hours or
during any Classics in the Courtyard.
Line Dance Practices
in the SCHC Academy Dance Room. Practices will be on Monday
nights (except for the third Monday of the month and
holidays) at 5:30 p.m. starting May 1, 2023. The schedule
for May will be May 1, 8, and 22. We will put out a schedule
for each month prior to the month. Admission is $5/person.
Location and Parking: Please park in the Courtyard Parking
lot of the Cultural Center (on the corner of Adams and Clay
Streets, as soon as you turn off of Clay onto Adams, you
take an immediate right where there is an entrance sign to
the Cultural Center and enter the Academy Building straight
For more information call the Southern Cultural Heritage
Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email
“Never Too Late To
Create,” Tuesday, May 23rd 2023, at 5:30 p.m. with
Karen Biedenharn in the SCHC Academy building. The fee is $30/person and includes all
supplies. Karen says, “I think it’s time to hit the beach!
Our inspiration piece is a calming water scene with clouds
off in the distance and we'll add an under water crab or two
to make it our own! Bring a beverage if you want!” Space is limited and
reservations are required. To make a reservation, go to
601.631.2997, or email
Summer Camp, for nine weeks, May 30-July 28,
The camp hours are 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
camp is open to kids ages 4-13. And the registration fee is
$110 per child for the week. The fee includes all supplies
and a daily snack. Kids are asked to bring their lunch.
SCHF has full day activities for your child all summer long!
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 games and activities. Experienced and accredited
plan and oversee all aspects of the camp.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For more
information or to register, call the Southern Cultural
Heritage Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email
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Country & More Dance
Party, Saturday, June 10, 2023. There will be a
dance tutorial from 6-7 p.m. and a dance party from 7-9 p.m.
in the SCHC Auditorium. The cost is $10/person. There will
be a cash bar and concessions available. For more
information or to get tickets, call the Southern Cultural Heritage
Center business office at 601-631-2997 or email
Facebook event page.
Southern Book Club,
June 21st, 2023 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
SCHF Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant.
The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has been awarded a $17,600 grant from
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the $1.65
million in grants MAC awarded in Fiscal Year 2023 and will be used to
continue the mission of the SCHF and bring exceptional events and quality
programming to the community through artistic excellence. The grants are made
possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the
National Endowment for the Arts.
“We are pleased to provide support to
arts organizations throughout the state who inspire and
serve their communities every day,” said Sarah Story,
executive director of MAC. “These funds will help
organizations continue to create innovative exhibitions,
performances, and programming for millions of people to
enjoy throughout the next year.”
Violin Lessons: The SCHF
offers violin lessons for all ages. Mrs. Ruthanne
Schnell has taught for over 25 years. She has trained and
studied under many master instructors. She is also able to
teach the viola and cello. If you are interested or would
like more information, please call 601-383-0796.
Going back in time with the Sisters of Mercy, February 20, 2009.
A memorial fund in honor of
Mother Clementine Phelan and the
Sisters of Mercy has been established by Mrs. Edna Henry Hosemann, Mrs.
Elizabeth Henry Nelson and Mr. George Nelson, and Pat and Lance Dichter in honor
of their aunt. Press
Looking for that unique gift
for that special someone? Consider the special
Cultural Center Crosses
created by Misty Clendenin. All
proceeds go to support the buildings and all programs at the
Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The crosses are only $10
each, plus tax.
The SCHF is an ideal place to
hold weddings, receptions, performances, reunions, lectures,
and business meetings. Space available for rent include the classrooms in the
1930s Academy Building and the 1880s Auditorium featuring a
stage, 24-foot ceilings, and hardwood floors.
Check out the musical montage of past programs and events held here at the
Center, The Southern Cultural Experience
at the bottom of this page.
Vicksburg/Warren Chamber of Commerce
Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vicksburg Main Street
Vicksburg Theatre Guild
and Gold in the Hills