Community Programs

Do you want a Speaker for Community Programs

If your civic club, historical society, or community organization is interested in having a speaker for a meeting, please e-mail W. Jeff Bishop is the Director of the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University. He is available to speak to your organization's members concerning the Heritage Center located in Cherokee County. Or your members may be interested in learning about the Cherokee Removal and the 1838 Trail of Tears. In addition, he can present a program about the Cherokee Hickory Log District which is now downtown Canton.

Bishop is author of books about Cherokee history and was the president of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association for many years. He worked with the National Park Service to establish NPS Trail of Tears sites and is a featured speaker at many conferences and conventions. You may contact him by phone at 770-720-5966 or e-mail

For additional information concerning our programs or the Funk Heritage Center, contact Barbara Starr at  770-720-5967 or e-mail her at

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: $7.00
Seniors Over 65: $6.50
Active Duty Military: Free
Under 18: $5.00

National Parks Service
Trail of Tears Interpretive Site