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


  Jim Sawgrass will be featured 
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Georgia History Timeline
October 11 & 12



Visit the Hall of Ancients

The Funk Heritage Center will participate in Smithsonian Museum Day, September 23rd

Museums nation-wide will open their doors free of charge to the public. Download a free pass fir two at to display when you come to the Center.

Native American Day Saturday, November 11, Free Event   

Native American Day is held each November to honor Georgia's first people. November is Native American Month celebrated nation-wide. Special programs for children and adults will continue all day from the 10 a.m. opening until closing at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, blacksmiths will demonstrate their work and pioneers will be in an historic cabin from 10 a.m. until noon. Hotdogs and drinks will be sold for $1 each and will be free to all scouts in uniform. This is a great day for all scouts to visit the Center.

 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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09/20/2017 Students prepare to turn Flint Hall into Brigadoon

09/16/2017 Reinhardt honors student-athletes with inaugural RESPY awards

09/14/2017 Reinhardt University advances again in U.S. News & World Report ranking

08/30/2017 Reinhardt nursing meet and greet to be held in Jasper Sept. 25

08/31/2017 Cherokee Chamber hosts Leadership Symposium at Reinhardt University

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08/24/2017 Reinhardt University adjunct professor elected to FBI National Academy board

08/18/2017 Reinhardt University photographer's work selected for 'Cherokee in Photos'

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