Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days: May 1 and 2, 2019

History will come alive in May when students visit the Appalachian Settlement.Children K-5 will learn how people lived during the 1840's. During this 2 hour program, they will visit an original log cabin and talk to pioneer ladies. Students will also visit a blacksmith and watch him work in his shop. They will observe various craftsmen performing period crafts such as spinning and woodworking. Young visitors will learn how the pioneers made syrup when they go to the sorghum syrup mill and an interactive pioneer music program is also included.

Teachers should make reservations early as the program is limited to 200 students each day. A tour of the Bennett History Museum is not part of Pioneer Days. In the event of rain, teachers may reschedule for another day. 

Admission Fee for Pioneer Days

$8 per student $10 adult chaperones

Teachers free

To ensure the safety and enhance the enjoyment of your group, as well as the Funk Heritage Center facility and staff, please familiarize yourself and your students with the Funk Heritage Center Group Tour Safety and Behavior Guidelines prior to arriving for your tour.

Last year, teachers and chaperones said they enjoyed the program as much as the children. Many plan to return in 2019!  They indicated this field trip was a great way to end the school year.

Blacksmith
Pioneer Music
Pioneer Music
Spinning Wool
Spinning Wool

This Funk Heritage Center event addresses the Georgia Standards as follows:

  • 4th Grade – SS4H2, SS4H3b

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

Hours 
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Monday

General Admission
Adults 18 and Up: $7.00
Seniors Over 65: $6.50
Active Duty Military: Free
Under 18: $5.00

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