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 Opened in the Hall of the Ancients

"History Beneath Our Feet" and "Life Along the Etowah" are now open in the Hall of the Ancients. Both exhibits include artifacts from the 1995 Cherokee County Hickory Log excavation site. The "dig" was completed before the Canton Walmart was built. Many artifacts date prior to the Cherokees removal in 1838. In addition, some items from the Mississippian, Woodland and Archaic periods of time are on display. These new 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.

Native American Day Saturday, November 12 - Free Event

November is Native American month and each year and the Funk Heritage Center holds a free public event to honor Georgia's first people. The Bennett History Museum will be open all day at no charge. See a fifteen minute film about the Southeastern Indians. Visit the Hall of the Ancients depicting 12,000 years of Native American life through artifacts, dioramas and exhibits. The Rogers Contemporary Native American Art Gallery and Sellars Gallery of Historic Tools will also be open. In the Appalachian Settlement located behind the Center, historic log cabins and a blacksmith shop will be open from 10 a.m. until noon. Living history interpreters will be on hand to talk about how pioneers and Native Americans lived together during the 1830's. Hot dogs and drinks will be on sale for $1 each. Click here for more information.

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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