Funk Heritage Center

SMS Spotlight: Funk Heritage Center

Each week during the 2016-2017 Georgia History Festival, GHS will shine a light on one participating Super Museum Sunday site. This popular annual event, held on the Sunday (February 5) before Georgia Day (February 12), allows visitors and residents alike to experience our state’s rich history and cultural life. In the month of November, GHS will highlight Super Museum Sunday sites that help illustrate this month’s Festival theme!

The Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University is a certified National Park Service Trail of Tears Interpretive Center whose goal is to tell the story of the early Appalachian Settlers and Southeastern Indians. The Center’s Bennett History Museum explores what life was like for Southeastern Indians who lived in Georgia through the use of artifacts, dioramas, maps, and interactive computer programs. Contemporary Native American artwork, including paintings, baskets, sculpture, and pottery is on display in the Museum’s galleries. The Appalachian Settlement, open for special events and school visits, depicts northwestern Georgia in the mid-1800s. It includes pioneer log cabins, a blacksmith shop, and farm buildings. The Lou Reeta Barton Northcutt Native Garden and Walking Trail consists of a variety of native plants, many of which were used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Pink Lady’s Slippers, Trilliums, Wild Ginger, Foamflowers, Solomon’s Seal, and Rue Anemone bloom every spring. Visit the Funk Heritage Center free of charge on February 5 as part of the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday!

Check back in January for a full list of participating sites!