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Volunteer Opportunites

If you have a special talent such as spinning, weaving, or basket making, quilting, or woodworking, share your gift with the many school students who visit our Appalachian Settlement.


  Pioneer Days - May 2 and 3 in the Appalachian Settlement  

Attention Teachers, we are now making reservations for our annual Pioneer Days. This is a two hour program for grades K through 5th grade. Students will visit a log cabin, blacksmith shop and participate in our interactive pioneer music program. Craftsmen will demonstrate their skills and students will play pioneer games. Click here for more information.

 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

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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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