Waleska, a small town just north of Canton in Cherokee County, is so named for Warluskee, the
daughter of a local Cherokee Chief who lived in he area and was relocated during the 1838 Trail of
Tears. Visitors to the area are invied to experience the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University,
Georgia's Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. It is located on the campus of
Reinhardt University in the heart of the City. Reinhardt University began as an academy to serve the
area's impoverished children, but today is one of Georgia's outstanding educational institutions.
The Funk Heritage Center is open to the public and it is located on the campus of Reinhardt University.
It is Georgia's Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center and is a certified National
Park Service Trail of Tears Interpretive Site. Visitors will see an award-wining film featureing the
Southeastern Indians, Native American dioramas, exhibits, artifacts and artwork plus a one-of-a-kind
collection of historic hand tools from more than 100 crafts. The Heritage Center hours are
Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. and it is closed
on Monday and major holidays.
For information, call 770-720-5970 or Click here to visit the website now.