Schedule of Events November 2004


Sunday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.

The SCHF offers ballroom dance classes twice monthly. James Frechette, owner of the Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland, MS, will teach classes in ballroom, latin, country/western, and swing dance. November classes will focus on waltz.

Individuals and couples are welcome. The fee is $20 per person for each 2 hour session.

The Southern Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month. There is no fee and it is open to the public.  New members are welcome.

This month:
The Movie Goer by Walker Percy
Wednesday, November 17
7 p.m.

Call the SCHF office for meeting location.

Community Outreach Series
Woodwind Quintet
November 29
7:00 P.M.

Music Lovers, Mark Your Calendar!

The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra's Special "Outreach" is coming to SCHF. The Woodwind Quintet will perform on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium.

The audience so enjoyed our last MS Symphony concert, we've scheduled a set of three: Woodwinds, Strings, and Brass! The first concert features Sybil Cheesman, flute; Frank Lynch, oboe; Jim Moritsugu, clarinet; Jon Wenberg, bassoon; and Lisa Davis, horn.

A $5 donation is asked at the door to help provide future SCHF programming. Please use the Crawford Street entrance.


Here are a few of our current needs:

  • Volunteers to provide light refreshments for receptions following events and lectures

  • Volunteers for Annual Meeting Committee to help plan the meal, set-up, and clean up after the event

If you have an interest not listed above, but would still like to volunteer your time, please call our office at (601) 631-2997.

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and
River Region Health System present

An Evening with
a discussion and book signing of
The Epic Story of the
Deadliest Plague in History

Tuesday, November 9
7:00 p.m.
SCHF Auditorium

John Barry, award winning and New York Times best-selling author of 5 books including Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, will be in Vicksburg on November 9 for a discussion and book signing of his latest book.

The Great Influenza is the story of how some of the greatest scientists America has ever produced confronted the influenza pandemic of 1918 and how the work they performed ultimately led to one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.

Books are available for purchase at SCHF and will be available following the discussion. SCHF members will receive a 10% discount on book purchases. Admission is without charge and open to the public. Reservations are not required, but your courtesy in calling 631-2997 will be appreciated to enable us to plan for adequate seating and the reception and book signing afterward. Please use the Crawford Street entrance to the Auditorium.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
December 1 from 12:00 to 1:30 p. m.
Guest Speaker - Leland Speed,
Executive Director of the
MS Development Authority

Save the date to join us as we look at our accomplishments from the past year and tell you what to look forward to in the coming year. Watch your mail for details.

The Cobb House Restoration Celebration was a tremendous success! Our talented opening committee worked tirelessly to ensure a perfect event. Thank you to all the volunteers, florists, nurseries, businesses, docents, bakers, and gardeners who worked together to make the Celebration one of the proudest days for SCHF. It would not have been possible without you! And we are especially grateful to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the City of Vicksburg, and the Warren County Board of Supervisors for continuing to place historic preservation as a top priority.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Cobb House, we certainly encourage you to do so. It is an exquisite example of what can happen when state, city, and county governments, private businesses, organizations, and individuals come together to accomplish a common goal for the good of the entire community.

This fall the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation participated in Vicksburg's Fall Pilgrimage. We would like to thank the wonderful pilgrimage volunteer tour guides: Maggie Griffing, Amy Horne, Mary Nell McMaster, Pam Melsheimer, and David Ogle. And a special thanks to Francis Koury and the Four Seasons of the Arts for organizing the pilgrimage candlelight concert. With the help of our volunteers, the SCHF was able to open its doors to many visitors from around the country last month. Thank you to all of the volunteers!.

As always, if you have suggestions for workshops, programs, or events, please feel free to share them with the SCHF office. We love to hear from you!

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For more information about upcoming events, membership, rentals or to register for workshops, please call or stop by the SCHF office.

1302 Adams Street
Vicksburg, MS  39180
(601) 631-2997


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