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


Hall of Ancients new exhibit

Teachers - Make Reservations for Pioneer Days May 3 & 4

This living history program is designed for students 2nd through 5th grades. We are still accepting reservations for this 2 hour program held in the Appalachian Settlement. Select from Wednesday, May 3rd or Thurday May 4th. The pioneer blacksmith pictured above will be demonstrating his craft. Pioneer ladies will welcome students into a historic log cabin and they will also enjoy pioneer music and games. Call 770-720-5967 or 770-720-5969 for reservations.

 Life Along the Etowah and History Beneath Our Feet

Visit the Hall of the Ancients and see new 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. 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 2017.

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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