Welcome to The Rural Heritage Center

Mission Statement: The Rural Heritage Center engages families and community in cultural and educational experiences by preserving rural traditions which teach lessons for present and future generations.


In 2007, the Island & Village of Geneva Rural Heritage Center, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization to help celebrate the rural heritage of Eastern Seminole County.  In 2009, the Seminole County School Board generously offered to donate the historic Geneva School House to be the home of the Rural Heritage Center.  The Center partnered with neighboring rural communities of Black Hammock and Chuluota to create a community learning center to provide hands-on learning to the Central Florida community.


Since then, the Geneva School House is ushering in a  “Rural Renaissance” for Central Florida.  At 101 E. Main Street in Geneva, the historic brick school house is now the home of the Rural Heritage Center, celebrating the rural traditions of the past, present and future of Seminole County and Central Florida.




Dec
20
2014

Mountain Dulcimer/Banjo Workshops/Concert

Written by Deborah Schafer
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ATWATER~DONNELLY DUO
JANUARY 16-17
Mountain Dulcimer/Banjo Workshops/Concert
Rural Heritage Center
101 E. Main St.
Geneva, FL
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Friday Banjo Workshop 12:45-2:45pm
Friday MD Workshops 3:00-4:30pm
Friday Evening Concert 7:00pm
Saturday MD Workshops 9:00-10:30am, 10:45am-12:15 pm, 1:00-2:30pm, 2:45-4:15pm
Workshop Fees before Dec. 15th: 1/$27, 2/$50, 3/$60, 4/$75, 5/$85; add $3 to above fees if taking banjo
Workshop Fees after Dec. 15th: 1/$30, 2/$55, 3/$65, 4/$80, 5/$90; add $3 to above fees if taking banjo
Concert: free to workshop participants; $10 before 12/15, $15 at door
(321) 223-7350
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Dec
20
2014

Friday Evening Concert 7:00pm

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (20 December 2014)
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                          ATWATER~DONNELLY DUO

http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.

The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.


JANUARY 16, 2015

Friday Evening Concert 7:00pm
at
The Rural Heritage Center 

www.ruralheritagecenter.net
101 E. Main St.
Geneva, FL

$15 at door
(321) 223-7350
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Oct
27
2014

Founder's Day Festival March 28th 2015

Written by Rural Admin Last Updated (11 November 2014)
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Founder's Day Festival News and Forms

(Please click on forms to open)

Registration Form  

Rules and Regulations

Vendor Booth Application

Founder's Day 2015 Poster



Oct
06
2014

Beginner's class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (11 November 2014)
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Our next beginner's class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing (aka Round Dancing) begins on Sunday October 19th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm at the Rural Heritage Center in Geneva, located at 101 East Main Street (Corner of 1st and Main).  We will be teaching the Jive, which is a type of Swing dance.  For those who have previously taken beginner’s lessons, we will play easy Waltzes, Cha Chas, and Rumbas from 2:30 to 3:00.
 
No previous dancing experience is required.  The lessons are $5 per couple; all proceeds are donated to the Rural Heritage Center.  Please click on the link below for an example of a Waltz danced by dancers at the Rural Heritage Center.

 


Choreographed Ballroom Dancing is a great source of physical and mental exercise.  Please forward this email or pass on a copy of the attached flyer to others whom you think might be interested.
 
For questions please email us or call 407-349-9255.
Mike and Linde Hollenbeck

Sep
25
2014

Make a difference in your community by volunteering

Written by Deborah Last Updated (20 December 2014)
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Make a difference in your community by volunteering !!
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The Rural Heritage Center offers many cultural and educational experiences for The Black Hammock, Geneva, and Chuluota communities.  Our current three large events are The Fourth of July, Founders Day, and Mrs. Claus, along with monthly Farmer’s Markets, Smithsonian Day, and other opportunities.
But we need to explore ideas for new and exciting programs and events.  So we need a few talented people to become new board members.  Please consider contributing your ideas and leadership just one evening a month.
This is our mission statement:  The Rural Heritage Center engages families and community in cultural and educational experiences by preserving rural traditions which teach lessons for present and future generations. 
Help us to maintain our mission and to grow and strengthen our community support.  E-Mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn whether this opportunity is a good fit for you and the Rural Heritage Center.   We sincerely appreciate your consideration.
Jun
02
2014

Would you like to take a beginners computer class ?

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (02 June 2014)
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We would like to hold a beginners computer class for adults if you are interested email us back at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 407-792-0758  to secure a spot. The first class will only hold 4 people and the date will be set after we know we have 4 spots. The cost is a mere$25 for 4 hours.If we get enough interest to have this class others will follow.

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