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



Visit the Hall of Ancients

Summer Camps and Child Care Center Field Trips 

Make reservations to bring students for a special day at the museum this summer. Children will see a film about the Southeastern Indians and tour the museum. In addition, they will enjoy a hike to the Appalachian Settlement to see a 1840's log cabin and will complete a simple craft.  Click here for 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 the fall of 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.

News and Events

06/08/2017 Reinhardt School of Performing Arts to host second annual summer Musical Theatre Camp

06/23/2017 Reinhardt University and Northside Hospital Cherokee partner for nursing open house event

06/21/2017 AT&T Foundation continues support for Reinhardt University scholarship program

06/16/2017 Reinhardt faculty honored at 53rd annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards

06/13/2017 President's List Spring 2017

06/13/2017 Dean's List Spring 2017

06/12/2017 Reinhardt partners with Nigerian university to enhance cultural and academic opportunities for students

06/08/2017 Reinhardt University launches first nursing camp

06/1/2017 More than 60 percent of police academy class graduate with jobs lined up

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