Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle , Waleska, GA 30183 - United States
The museum is located on the campus or Reinhardt University. Visitors will see an award-winning film on the Southeastern Indians, visit the Hall of the Ancients where 12,000 years of Native American life is depicted through dioramas and artifacts. An art gallery features works by Native American artists and a one-of-a-kind gallery of historic hand tools includes tools from over 100 different crafts. The museum was designated as “Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center” by the Georgia Legislature and also the National Park Service certified the Funk Heritage Center as a Trail of Tears interpretive site. An Appalachian Settlement is located and includes 2 historic log cabins and a blacksmith shop, there is also a heritage garden.
Featured exhibits in the Hall of Ancients include "Life Along the Etowah" and "History Beneath Our Feet" - both include artifacts found from an excavation in Cherokee County, GA in 1995. Artifacts are from the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and Historic periods.
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