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


  Jim Sawgrass will be featured 
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Georgia History Timeline
October 11 & 12



Visit the Hall of Ancients

The Funk Heritage Center will participate in Smithsonian Museum Day, September 23rd

Museums nation-wide will open their doors free of charge to the public. Download a free pass fir two at to display when you come to the Center.

Native American Day Saturday, November 11, Free Event   

Native American Day is held each November to honor Georgia's first people. November is Native American Month celebrated nation-wide. Special programs for children and adults will continue all day from the 10 a.m. opening until closing at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, blacksmiths will demonstrate their work and pioneers will be in an historic cabin from 10 a.m. until noon. Hotdogs and drinks will be sold for $1 each and will be free to all scouts in uniform. This is a great day for all scouts to visit the Center.

 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

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.

News and Events

10/20/2017 #RU Faculty Friday: Joel Langford

10/20/2017 Reinhardt University Chamber Singers plan for trip to Italy

10/20/2017 Cade Fowler '07 named to Reinhardt University's 10 Under 10

10/19/2017 Book drive and supply drive underway through Academic Support Office

10/13/2017 Two historical homes at Reinhardt University to be featured on Tour of Homes

10/12/2017 Maria Flores Blackburn named to Reinhardt's 10 Under 10

10/10/2017 Cherokee County Chamber, Reinhardt partner to unveil renovated library

10/05/2017 Reinhardt alumnus and MBA student writes book of RU football history

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