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

History re-enactor Scott Hodges, who portrays General James Oglethorpe, will have a book signing and lecture on March 8, 2 p.m. His new book is Our Lost Heritage: Ten Things You Did Not Know about James Edward Oglethorpe, The Founder of Georgia. Reservations are required.
Admission $10, $5 for members.




Georgia History Month February 2018

Lecture Series

Vince Dooley and Samuel Thomas, co-authors of The Legions Fighting Bulldog, open the February Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 6 at 2 p.m. Other lectures will be held on Thursday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 20. Both are at 2 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for members and reservations are required for all programs. Click Here for more information.        

Free Admission on Super Museum Sunday, Feburary 11 

The Georgia History Society’s Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia will open their doors to the public free of charge on this Sunday. This is a great opportunity for parents to take their children to visit a museum and for visitors of all ages to experience history in their own backyard. Call 770-720-5970 for more 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 2018.

Trail of Tears Designation

Trail of Tears sign

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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