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,Central Florida and beyond .

 

 

 

Aug
24
2016

Classes

Written by Deborah Schafer
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The WalkingTree Folk School is dedicated to teaching subjects of heritage, cultural or contemporary importance not taught in most institutions. Among the subjects taught are instrument-making, pottery, stained glass, calligraphy and writing.

The school is a part of the Rural Heritage Center, Geneva, Florida. The RHC and the WalkingTree Folk School share a dedication to preserving rural and cultural heritageClasses-1
May
01
2016

Sunshine State Dulcimer Jam, Saturday, Sept. 24 2016 9am-5pm

Written by Deborah Last Updated (17 July 2016)
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May
01
2016

Dulcimer Schedule September 24th Sunshine Gathering

Written by Deborah Last Updated (04 May 2016)
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GATHERING SCHEDULE
Auditorium            Gathering Room
9:00 - 10:00AM          Greetings Jam                Playing in DAA w/Mary Jo
10:00 – 11:00 AM     Courting & Cowboy Tunes          Singing with Your Dulcimer                                                                                 w/Susan Grandy
11-Noon          Fiddle & Old Time Tunes        Playing in DAD w/Chris
Noon-1PM       Wild Card Jam                      Pick ‘n Play Lunch
1-2PM            Celtic Tunes                         Fun with Ukes! w/Sharrie
2-3PM            Today’s Tunes                       HD Delights w/Guy
3-4PM            Waltzes & Wanderings            Gospel Jam w/Dennis & Ellen
4-5PM            Pirate Jam—ALL INSTRUMENTS w/Guy & Sharrie
Oct
26
2014

Rural Heritage Farmers Market , August 20th, 9 am to 2pm

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (17 July 2016)
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Rural Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center from 9AM to 2 PM. 

We are inside now.....