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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Welcome to the Funk Heritage Center

Explore the culture and stories of Native Americans and early settlers at Georgia’s official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center and a National Parks Service Trail of Tears Interpretive Site.


Walking Tours of the Appalachian Settlement


Bennett History Museum


Sellars Collection of Historic Hand Tools


Gallery of Contemporary American Indian Art

Upcoming Funk Heritage Center Events

Dive into the history of the Native Americans and early settlers of the Southeast with our many educational programs.

There are currently no upcoming events.

Field Trips or Guided Tours

To schedule a Field Trip or a Guided Tour (comprised of 10 or more people) please call us at 770.720.5970 or contact us here.

Volunteer at the Funk Heritage Center

Join our team of passionate volunteers who engage our visitors, give tours, or help care for our collections and exhibits.

Become a Member

Your membership helps support our mission to tell the stories of the rich history of the Southeastern Native Americans and early settlers. For your generous support, members enjoy benefits such as FREE admission for one year and more!

Please mail your completed form and donation to the Funk Heritage Center.

Funk Heritage Center Student Opportunities


Funk Heritage Center Internships

The Funk Heritage Center offers an array of student internship opportunities in the areas of history, anthropology, curation, exhibits, archives, and communications. Please contact the director for more information at


Funk Heritage Center Scholarships

Teaching Resources

The mission of the Funk Heritage Center is to tell the story of the early Appalachian settlers and Southeastern Indians through educational programming and the collection, care and exhibition of art and artifacts.

On this page, you will find interesting websites about Georgia history, Native American information, genealogy and area conservation organizations.

The New Georgia Encyclopedia

The Smithsonian Institute

Georgia Public Broadcasting-Georgia Stories

Georgia Natural, Archaeological and History Resources 

The Southeastern Indians

EDSITEment! – Teacher Resources

Chieftains Trail

National Native American Museum

National Park Service Historic Trail of Tears

National Trail of Tears Association

Cherokee National Heritage Center

Cherokee Nation

The Museum of the Cherokee

Eastern Band of Cherokees Indians

Southeastern Lower Muscogee Creek Indians, Inc.

EDSITEMENT! (Teacher Resources)


Roots Web

Georgia State Archives

Links of Special Interest

The Ulster-Scots Society

Cherokee County Historical Society

Mountain Stewards

Upper Etowah River Alliance

The Georgia Humanities Council