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 past activities
are a testimony of the rich cultural heritage of Vicksburg,
April 2014 printable
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SCHF Event Calendar
Facebook Events Page (must sign into Facebook to view)
The Southern Cultural Heritage
Foundation (SCHF) is extremely proud to present the
6th Annual Chocolate Affair on Thursday, May 1 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, Frederick’s Boutique,charge by phone at 601.631.2997, and online at
chocolateaffair2014.eventbrite.com. 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 Kern Pratt & the Accused, sponsored by the generosity of Lady Luck Casino.
The wonderful April 21, 2014 Vicksburg Post article appears
to imply that the 6th Annual Chocolate Affair
on a different date. The 6th
Annual Chocolate Affair is Thursday, May 1 at
SCH Auditorium Exterior
Project & Stabilization project: $9,834 STILL NEEDED!
This project is made possible by a grant from the
Mississippi Department of Archives & History of $150,000
with required matching funds of $38,000.
We have raised $27,896 toward the $38,000 needed for the
matching funds. Because we have yet to raise the remaining
funds, we are forced to use our general fund.
We are STILL accepting contributions toward this project.
REMEMBER: contributions of $50/or more will be listed on a
plaque that will be permanently located in the foyer of the
Check out photos of the progress...
Checks need to made out to the SCHF (write MDAH grant in the memo of your check)
and send to 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Your donation is tax
The SCHF has been awarded a
$18,000 grant from the
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). The funds 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
National Endowment for the Arts. We are so very grateful
for the support of MAC!!!
Hobbs Freeman Arts and Nature Celebration and Festival
Saturday, November 3, 2012
What a day!! Don't know where
to even start!! Attendees, speakers, bands, performers,
volunteers... What a fabulous festival!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!
The Hobbs Freeman arts and nature Festival was a HUGE
Chamber Leadership Team picks the SCHF.
One of the Vicksburg/Warren County Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Teams choose a beautification project for the SCHF as their community project for the 2011-2012 year. The
project involves replacing the handicap ramp in the
Cherry Street courtyard area and general clearing and
cleaning the area. They greatly appreciate your help
in making this project a success! Click
to find out more.
The SCHF needs your help!!!
As with old buildings/structures, there is always something that needs
repairing. That being said, the SCHF is in desperate need of your help!!!
Because of the age of the water pipes underground of the cultural center, there
have been several leaks discovered. The repair cost is estimated at $13,000.
This was a very much unexpected problem.
If you would like to assist financially with this issue, checks need to made
payable to the SCHF (write “Water Leak” in the memo of your check) and send to
1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Your donation is fully tax
We so appreciate your support!!!!!!
Going back in time with the Sisters of Mercy, February 20, 2009.
SCHF guitar instructor,
has some openings for guitar lessons.
If you are interested or would like more information, please
call 601-529-6505 or email
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