Funk Heritage Center

Funk Heritage Center to host special gardening program March 12

Learn about how to get spring gardens ready this March 12 with Cobb County Master Gardener Tony Davis at Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center. The special program discussing gardening with native plants will be held March 12 at 2 p.m. Harris is an active member of the Cobb County Native Plant Society and a citizen…

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Jeff Bishop named director of Reinhardt’s Funk Heritage Center

Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center has a new director, one with extensive experience in running a museum and storytelling. “Jeff Bishop is going to bring a lot of experience to Reinhardt as he takes over the reins as the director of the Funk Heritage Center,” said Provost Mark Roberts. “He is a natural storyteller, coming…

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Reinhardt’s Funk Heritage Center to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live!

Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center will be participating in Smithsonian magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” Saturday, Sept. 23. Museum Day Live! is an annual event promoting education through museum attendance. “The Funk Heritage Center is pleased to join other museums throughout the nation offering free admission for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! This is a wonderful opportunity…

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Funk Heritage offers free admission for Reinhardt students, faculty and staff for upcoming events and other programs

On Tuesdays in February, the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University will feature public programs on Georgia history as part of its continuing effort of keeping history alive. The Heritage Center is a member of the Georgia Historical Society, and each February, participating members organize public programs on Georgia history. “We have found that many…

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Hunter Reeves completes Eagle project at Funk Heritage Center

Jason Hunter Reeves, a member of Canton’s Boy Scout Troop 125, completed his Eagle Scout service project at Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center this fall. Members of his Troop helped him construct a 12-foot-by-12-foot pole shed in the Appalachian Settlement located behind the Funk Heritage Center. In addition to designing the shed, Hunter determined the…

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Funk Heritage Center to host Native American Day

November is Native American Month, and each year Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center in Waleska holds a free public event to honor Georgia’s first people. This year, the special event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This is a great day for scouts of all ages to visit.…

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Hickory Log artifacts exhibit at Reinhardt opens to the public

One hundred and seventy-eight years after the Cherokee Nation was removed from their ancestral homeland in Cherokee County, and 20 years in the making, Reinhardt University’s Funk Heritage Center (FHC), located in Waleska, Ga., hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on Sept. 29 for two new exhibits at the FHC: Life Along the Etowah and History Beneath…

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Valerie Frey to showcase new book at Reinhardt’s Funk Heritage Center

Author Valerie J. Frey will speak about her new book, “Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions,” Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Funk Heritage Center on the campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska. Frey is a writer and archivist from Athens, Georgia with…

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