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History Outside the Classroom

History Club
This student-run organization engages in a number of historically themed activities, especially taking field trips to historical sites. In past years we have visited Jimmy Carter’s home in Plains, Ga., the Civil War POW camp in Andersonville, Ga., and Washington D.C.

Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is a history honor society open to students who have taken four history courses, have achieved an average GPA of 3.1 in them, and a GPA of 3.0 overall. It is not restricted to majors. Contact Dr. Jonathan D. Good, faculty sponsor at 770-720-9149 or

The Funk Heritage Center
The F. James & Florrie G. Funk Heritage Center, pictured above right, is the Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center of Georgia State.   It includes the Bennett History Museum and the Appalachian Settlers Village.  For students of Georgia and American Indian history, the artifacts and exhibits provide an important and unique learning resource.

Regional History Symposium
Students took part in the first regional history symposium, Etowah Valley Iron-Making and the Coming of the Civil War, on March 30 and 31, 2012.  A book discussion series, “Making Sense of the American Civil War,” was held during the fall of 2012.

The second annual regional history symposium, "Intertwining Gold, Religion and Education in Northern Georgia," will be held March 22 & 23, 2013.  For more information on the symposium >

History Off Campus

Opportunities to study history off campus are plentiful. Our students have held internships with the Navy and in Congressional offices in Washington, D.C., and at a variety of museums and archives in northern Georgia. Reinhardt students have also studied history in places such as Italy, France, and Northern Ireland, either individually or as part of a study-abroad group.


Dr. Jonathan Good
History Program Coordinator
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, Georgia 30183



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