Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation                      Back to Home

1107 Washington Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi  39183   
601-636-5010      E-Mail


Each time a historic or architecturally significant building in our community is lost through deterioration or demolition or through inappropriate changes to its exterior fabric, a piece of our heritage is lost as well.  Your membership in the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation will help preserve and protect our unique built environment.  Become a member of the Foundation at one of the following levels.

Student, $15
Individual, $25
Family, $35
Contributing, $45
Sustaining, $55
Patron, 100-$499
Business, $125
Gold Patron, $500-$999
Corporate, $500-$1000
Life, $1000


The directors and staff of the Foundation are grateful to those who enthusiastically volunteer their time, talent and energy to assist with the Foundation's programs and projects.  After membership, the most important funding sources to the Foundation are its special and annual fundraising events and historic preservation consulting activities.

The Foundation also contracts with local governments and others to provide professional historic preservation services such as cultural resources survey, the preparation of local historic district ordinances, the preparation of design review guidelines, the presentation of educational and technical assistance workshops and seminars, National Register District nominations and Investment Tax Credit applications. Volunteers are always welcome to assist staff with project research and development and with the preparation and presentation of workshops and training seminars.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy Bell at 601-636-5010 or e-mail us.

Make A Gift!

There are almost as many ways to give to the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation as there are projects to support.

Donate local research materials such as architectural plans and drawings, historical letters and photographs, articles, and maps to our collections.

Donate over the phone to make a monetary contribution by calling Nancy Bell, executive director, 601-636-5010, or mail your donation to VFHP.

Donate property.

Include us in your will.


There are many ways to get involved in historic preservation and learn more about your community at the same time.  Great resources include:

Mississippi Room at Vicksburg Warren County Library, contains a wealth of information about Vicksburg, Warren County, and Mississippi, including city directors, newspaper clippings and books on local history.

Take a tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park and learn how the campaign and siege unfolded on the city streets and roads that we follow daily.

Visit the Old Court House Museum and learn more about our community from the wonderful collection of artifacts.

Take a walking tour of some of Vicksburg's older neighborhood. Get a copy of the Vicksburg Walking Tour Guide which outlines three tours of the central city area.

Visit the Riverfront Murals on the floodwall along Levee Street to explore life's history through the timeline of murals.

Attend the Fall Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Foundation, to visit homes that are not normally open to visitors.

Vicksburg's Riverfront Murals

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