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



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Teachers - Make Reservations for Spring Field Trips and History Alive

Enjoy the warmer weather and make reservations to bring your classes to the museum and add the History Alive program. Students will  enjoy a walk to the Appalachian Settlement and visit pioneer ladies in a historic log cabin. Other craftsmen will also provide a unique educational program and they will learn how it was to live during the 1840's. Click here for information.


 Life Along the Etowah and History Beneath Our Feet Exhibits

Visit the Hall of the Ancients and see 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. The 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 the fall of 2017.

Trail of Tears Designation

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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.

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