Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation               Back to Home

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

The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1958 to identify, preserve, protect, and interpret the historic built environment of Vicksburg and Warren County.

Vicksburg Architecture

The Foundation seeks to achieve its mission through advocacy, participation in community planning, educational and volunteer programs, acquisition and stabilization of endangered properties and research and technical assistance programs.

The VFHP is governed by a 7-member volunteer board of directors who are elected by the general membership of the Foundation.  Membership in the Foundation is available to anyone interested in preservation and the objectives of the foundation, and is available at several levels: student, individual, family, contributing, sustaining, patron, life, corporate and business.

The VFHP employees a full-time director who manages its preservation efforts.  Standing committees comprised of directors and other volunteers assist with advocacy, education, technical assistance, and fundraising programs and projects. 

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

Income for the Foundation's preservation efforts comes from membership dues, fundraising, donations, consulting contracts and services and retail sales and admissions from the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum which the Foundation owns and operates.

What We Do

The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation is dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic, architectural and cultural character of the City of Vicksburg and its environs and to educating the public about our unique historic, architectural and cultural heritage.

Vicksburg's Historic Neighborhoods

The Foundation seeks to achieve its mission through:

Active advocacy and participation in community planning and development.

Enhancing the public's awareness and support of preservation through the provision of technical assistance and education programs.

Documenting Vicksburg's rich historic and architectural heritage

As funds are available, the conservation and preservation of endangered historic or architecturally significant properties through acquisition and stabilization.  The Foundation encourages third-party acquisition and restoration to achieve long-term preservation of the structure.

Maintaining financial and organizational independence.

Unique Vicksburg Pierced Columns

If you have questions about a historic or architecturally-significant structure, we will work with you to find the answers.  If you and others are interested in trying to preserve a landmark, a neighborhood or a district, we will work with you to advocate preservation and provide technical assistance to help achieve its preservation.

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