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Funk Heritage offers free admission for Reinhardt students, faculty and staff for upcoming events and other programs

By Martha Hout

 On Tuesdays in February, the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University will feature public programs on Georgia history as part of its continuing effort of keeping history alive.

The Heritage Center is a member of the Georgia Historical Society, and each February, participating members organize public programs on Georgia history.

“We have found that many people new to the area are interested in learning more about Georgia history,” said Dr. Joe Kitchens, executive director of the Heritage Center. “This fascinating lecture series will cover events in the 19th century. William Rawlings returns to tell us about his research on the Reconstruction Era.  You will learn about the Cherokee removal controversy in Georgia through the eyes of Elias Boudinot and the newspaper he founded. James Vann, an influential Cherokee leader of the Upper Towns of East Tennessee and North Georgia, is the subject of the final History Month presentation.”

On Feb. 7, Dr. William Rawlings is an author of several books and a popular speaker. His lecture is titled Controversial History: The Political Nature of Reconstruction 1865-1877. 

On Feb. 14, enjoy hearing Dr. George Lamplugh on who will talk about The News from Cherokee County: Elias Boudinot and the Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1839.

On Feb. 21, Dan Roper, the editor of the Georgia Backroads Magazine, will present an interesting lecture titled James Vann: A Man Feared by Many and Loved by Few.

All programs begin at 2 p.m. in the Funk Heritage Center’s theatre, and admission for each lecture is $10 or $5 for members. Reservations are required. There is no charge for Reinhardt students with reservations and their ID cards. Call 770-720-5967 for additional information and reservations.

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