Native American Day - November 14, 2015
November is Native American month and each year, the Funk Heritage Center holds a free public event to honor Georgia's first residents.
The Bennett History Museum will be open at 10 a.m. and docents will be in the Hall of the Ancients until noon to explain how the Southeastern Indians lived long ago. Visitors will see a 15 minute film on the Southeastern Indians. Also a film on the Trail of Tears will be shown through out the day. Weather permitting, from 10 a.m. until noon, pioneer interpreters will welcome visitors to the historic log cabin and our blacksmith shop in the Appalachian Settlement.
Hot dogs and drinks will be on sale for $1 each and will be free for all scouts in uniform. This is a great day for scouts of all ages (Girl Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts, Weblos and Boy Scouts) to enjoy touring the museum and learning about the Southeastern Indians.
Carl Etheridge, an artifact export, will be available from noon until 3:00 p.m. to identify Native American artifacts. Mr. Etheridge is a retired chief ranger who worked at the Allatoona Reservoir.
Pictured below, at a past Native American Day, Cub Scouts learned about the Southeastern Indians from volunteer Bob Andrew. They also touring the Bennett History Museum and playing Native American games.
Admission Fee for Native American Day - No charge
To ensure the safety and enhance the enjoyment of your group, as well as the Funk Heritage Center facility and staff, please familiarize yourself and your group members with the Funk Heritage Center Group Tour Safety and Behavior Guidelines prior to arriving for your tour.