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Community Programs

If your civic club, historical society, or community organization is interested in having a speaker for one of your meetings, call us at 770-720-5967. Dr. Joseph Kitchens, our Executive Director, or one of our experienced volunteers may be able to schedule a program for your group. In addition to telling the story of the Funk Heritage Center, Dr. Kitchens has a rich repertoire of talks about the Southeastern Indians and Georgia history. Volunteer presenters are also available to provide an introductory program on the Funk Heritage Center or the “Trail of Tears.

A few of; the topics Dr. Kitchens has presented include: Ten Years on a Yankee Plantation; Georgia’s Native Americans; Georgia Roots of the Lincoln Memorial; The ‘Other Irish’- Celtic Influences in Early Georgia; and Native Women and the Struggle for Empire on the Southern Border.

Dr. Kitchens spoke to a communtiy group in Laural Canyon. In the photo, Dr. Kitchens is speaking to Soleil residents at Canton's Laurel Canyon. During his lecture on Georgia's Southeastern Indians, he explained that artifacts from five periods of time were excavated from the Canton Walmart site in 1995. As a result of the Funk Heritage Center raising $53,000, 137 boxes of artifacts from this Hickory Log site are now preserved at the University of Georgia Archaeology Laboratory. After raising over $100,000, two new exhibits featuring Hickory Log artifacts were opened to the public on September 30, 2016. .

For additional information concerning our programs, contact Martha Hout at 770-720-9222 or e-mail her at mah@reinhardt.edu