Welcome to the Funk Heritage Center
May of 2013 marks the 175th Anniversary of the removal of the Cherokee people from the Southeast. During 2013, special Trail of Tears programs will be held by members of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association to commemorate the anniversary. The Funk Heritage Center has been certified as a 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 will be closed December 24 and December 25 for the Christmas holiday. The Center will resume regular hours on Friday, December 26 and the weekend. We will be closed on New Year's day, January 1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff and volunteers of the Funk Heritage Center.
Volunteer Open House January 8, 2014
A Volunteer Open House will be held at the Funk Heritage Center on Wednesday, January 8 from 10 a.m. until noon. Visit this interesting Center to learn about rewarding volunteer opportunities. Docents are needed to conduct guided tours for school children in the Bennett History Museum. Become a pioneer! Living history volunteers dress in period clothing and present programs in historic log cabins in the Appalachian Settlement. People who enjoy crafts, including basket weaving, quilting, woodworking, knitting and other handicrafts, volunteer to demonstrate them. Orientation and training classes are held regularly. Click here for more information.
We are located at the Reinhardt University campus in Waleska, Georgia