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

Welcome to the Funk Heritage Center

Holiday Hours

The Center will be closed from December 23 until January 3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Funk Heritage Center staff.


New Exhibits Opened in the Hall of the Ancients

"History Beneath Our Feet" and "Life Along the Etowah" are now open in the Hall of the Ancients. Both exhibits include artifacts from the 1995 Cherokee County Hickory Log excavation site. The "dig" was completed before the Canton Walmart was built. Many artifacts date prior to the Cherokees removal in 1838. In addition, 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 2018.

Trail of Tears Designation

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

12/08/16 Merry Willis prepares for Fulbright program in New Zealand

12/0816 Annual Giving Tree provides joy for families in need

12/01/16 Michael Dubuc's performance earns first place

12/08/16 Inaugural Clay Shoot team trophy delivered to Jasper Jeep

12/08/16 Hunter Reeves completes Eagle project at Funk Heritage Center

10/28/16 University re-dedicates administration to Dr. Rowland Burgess

10/28/16 10 Under 10 announced at Homecoming Awards Dinner

10/25/16 Anonymous donor honors retired Gordy Dining Hall cashier

09/15/16 Reinhardt University ranks in top 25 percent in U.S. News & World Report list

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