Special Programs

Special Programs at the Funk Heritage Center

To address the mission of telling the story of the early Appalachian Settlers and Southeastern Indians through educational programming and the collection, care and exhibition of art and artifacts, the Funk Heritage Center staff offer many specially planned programs for children and adults throughout the year.


Guided Museum Tours

Schools: We have tours that fulfill GSE standards for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. We are happy to customize a tour for other age groups.Adults: We can customize a tour based on your group's interests. Topics include: Tools & Trades, Cherokee Women, Trail of Tears, People of Northwest Georgia, and more.History Alive

A once-a-month experience in the settlement for school groups to learn about blacksmithing, woodworking, meet a historical figure, and more! $12/student, $15/chaperone. Reservations required.Fall 2022 dates are:Friday, August 26thFriday, September 23thFriday, October 21stTuesday, November 15th


Lecture Series

2pm Thursdays unless otherwise noted.

Free for FHC members, $10/non members

4/30 (SATURDAY, 2pm): Ornithologist Georgann Schmalz will give a lecture on identifying raptors in Georgia7/9 (SATURDAY, 10am, FREE): Dr. Andrew Denson will give a talk on how we commemorate the Trail of Tears in the South.

9/8- Northwest Georgia History Center will be presenting “Legal and Legislative Aspects of Cherokee Removal." Additionally, FHC will have their exhibit on the same through the end of October.

9/15: Wayne Glowka will be telling stories with his banjo9/22: Donna Longino will discuss Cherokee history in conjunction with her novel, Sarah's Way, about nineteen-year-old Sarah's experiences on the Trail of Tears.9/29: Karen Coody Cooper, via livestream, will discuss her new book, Cherokee Women in Charge: Female Power and Leadership in American Indian Nations of Eastern North America10/6: Miriam Brown Spiers, professor at KSU, will discuss her book, Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction, which examines the ways that American Indian novelists have adapted the generic tropes of science fiction as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and reasserting the value of Indigenous knowledges in the twenty-first century.10/13: Bill Cagle will discuss his book, The Road to Georgia Marble, a history of the marble industry in Georgia that began with a road that cut through Cherokee land.

10/20: Dr. Grace Hale will discuss her book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture10/27: Laine Kirby Wood will discuss her work with the Etowah River Alliance.11/3: Meghan Gerig from the Folk Pottery Museum will give a talk on the history of pottery in Georgia.


Contact Us!
7300 Reinhardt Circle 
Waleska, GA 30183-2981 
Field Trip or Tour: 770-720-5970
Museum Gift Shop: 770-720-5967
Special Programs: 770-720-9222

Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Closed Monday

General Admission
Adults 18 and Up: 10.00
Seniors Over 65: $6.50
Active Duty Military: Free
Under 18: $7.00

National Parks Service
Trail of Tears Interpretive Site