Dr. Lisa Marie Malischke, Professor of Anthropology
at Mercyhurst University, Eire, Pennsylvania, presented
at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center about her
dissertation on French Fort Saint Pierre. Dr.
Malischke’s research synthesizes all the earlier
historic and archaeological work at the fort, some of
which had not been previously published. Her thorough
research develops new interpretations on the culture and
life ways of this important French and Indian Period
National Historic Landmark.
September 30, at the Southern Cultural Heritage
Center is offering a Classic French Cooking Workshop at
5:30 to 7:30 pm in the academy building. You will learn
some history, technique and you will sample classic
dishes. Attendees will make crepes with savory and sweet
fillings, risotto, and other French favorites. Bring
your favorite bottle of French wine or Champagne.
Registration is $35/ members of the Southern Cultural
Heritage Foundation and $40 non members. Reservations
are required, please contact the SCHC office at 631 2927
Thursday, October 10, Bill Nelson will speak on
“Jesuits in Early Mississippi: Missionaries and
Martyrs." Southern Cultural
Heritage Center Chapel at 7 pm.
has a special research interest in the Jesuits and will
discuss the Jesuit story as it pertains to the French
Gulf Coast colony.
Thursday, November 14, Southern Cultural Heritage
Center Chapel at 7 pm, Jim Thompson will give a
presentation on Father Davion, the first permanent
European settler on the Gulf Coast French Colonies.
Father Davion dedicated many years as a missionary to
the Tunica Indians in Warren County and elsewhere.
Thursday, December 12, Southern Cultural Heritage
Center, 7 pm, Dr. Frederick Briuer will give a
presentation summarizing the 2019 Tercentenary
activities and events and present a report of his
research results interpreting the Civil War episode at
the French Fort Saint Pierre National Historic Landmark.