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

New Exhibits Opening in September 30 2016

Two new permanent exhibits will open to the public on September 30. "History Beneath Our Feet" and "Life Along the Etowah" will be installed in the Hall of the Ancients. Thanks to everyone who donated funds to have artifacts from the Cherokee County Hickory Log excavation site curated and preserved at the UGA Archaeology Laboratory. Also, thanks those who donated last year to match a challenge grant we received. The new exhibits would not be possible without your help. 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.

Trail of Tears sign

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

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