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.




Oct
26
2014

Mrs Claus is coming to the Rural Heritage Center

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (16 November 2014)
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Mrs Claus is coming to the Rural Heritage Center

December 6th from 6pm to 8pm

 

She will be bring homemade cookies to decorate, paper to write a Santa a letter, crafts and more. This event is free to children under the age of 12 and open to the public.

This is a true old fashion Christmas event.

If your parents, would like a picture of you with Mrs Claus she will be available for a picture..

101 East Main Street, Geneva, Fl.       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     407-792-0758

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

Oct
26
2014

Rural Heritage Farmers Market November 15th, 8am to 1pm

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (27 October 2014)
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Geneva  Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center from 8 AM to 1 PM.