The Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University showcases the local history of Native Americans (Creek and Cherokee) and of early settlers.


Hall of Ancients new exhibit

 Life Along the Etowah and History Beneath Our Feet

Visit the Hall of the Ancients and see new exhibits that include artifacts from the 1995 Cherokee County Hickory Log excavation site. Many artifacts date prior to the Cherokee removal in 1838. Also, some items from the Mississippian, Woodland and Archaic periods of time are on display. These new exhibits would not be possible without donations from our members, volunteers and the community. A third exhibit about Cherokee life is planned to open in 2017.

February 2017 Programs - History Month in Georgia

The Funk Heritage Center is participating in the statewide Georgia History Festival sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society. Three excellent programs concerning Georgia history are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 7, 14 and 21. Admission is $10, $5 for members and RU faculty, staff and students. Make reservations by calling 770-720-5967. Click here to see the program schedule.

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday - February 5, 2017 

The public will be able to experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, museums,and other points of interest open their doors free of charge on Sunday, February 5. The Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University will participate and it will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Trail of Tears Designation

Trail of Tears sign

The Funk Heritage Center is a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears interpretive center. Click here to visit the Hall of the Ancients to read more about our Trail of Tears exhibit.

The Funk Heritage Center is located on the Reinhardt University campus in Waleska, Georgia.

News and Events

02/24/2017 Triple threat Gabrielle Ruiz bring master class to Reinhardt theatre students

02/24/2017 Cousins Maine Lobster franchisee speaks at Black History Month Community Gathering

02/24/2017 Dr. Karen Owen to sign books at two events

02/24/2017 Marguerite Cline: Kina Mallard and Reinhardt University are like peas and carrots

02/12/2017 Reinhardt University remembers Coach Quentin Moses

02/10/2017 Reinhardt University launches Bachelor of Science in Nursing, enrollment open now

02/10/2017 Black History Month events continue at Reinhardt University

02/10/2017 Dr. Mallard elected to SACSCOC Board of Trustees

02/10/2017 Cline Store in Waleska has a new sign welcoming visitors to the city

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