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 
   at the  
Georgia History Timeline
October 11 & 12



Visit the Hall of Ancients

Attention Teachers! Call for School Trip Reservations  

We are accepting reservations for fall field trips. Our curriculum-based school trips include the revised Georgia social studies and science Standards of Excellence. You will find the admission fees are very reasonable for students beginning at $5 for an hour tour. Visit our school trips page for additional information.

The annual Georgia History Timeline is a 2 hour schools only program located in the Appalachian Settlement. It will be held on October 11 and 12. Make reservations early to reserve the best time for your classes to attend. See 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

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

08/18/2017 Reinhardt University photographer's work selected for 'Cherokee in Photos'

08/18/2017 Reinhardt President Dr. Kina Mallard holds annual State of the University address to kick off new academic year

08/11/2017 Falany Performing Arts Center announces 2017-18 season

08/11/2017 Reinhardt students fare well at national singing workshop

08/11/2017 Inaugural RESPY Awards to honor student-athlete and coach achievements in the 2016-17 school year

08/04/2017 Reinhardt launches new scholarship for Pickens County students

08/03/2017 Mike DeVader joins Reinhardt University as director of athletic communication and media

07/28/2017 ADay for Reinhardt 2017-18 campaign officially kicks off

07/07/2017 Registration is open for 3rd Annual 5K for ADay

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