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.


Thank You event for Volunteers for 4th of July

Written by Deborah Last Updated (07 September 2014)




We held a homemade ice cream Thank You event for all the volunteers that worked the 4th of July events, either for the parade or at the Heritage Center.


Thanks to Gail Morris, Mrs Yarborough and Brenda Whitaker who made amazing homemade ice cream.  Mrs Yarbrough brought ever topping you could think of including bacon and a relish to top off the scoops of ice cream. Gail made homemade chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies, that were sooo good.


We have such giving volunteers, this was a small way to say a BIG Thank You.


Can't wait to see what next year s 4th of July will bring. Every year it just get better and better.



Rural Heritage Farmers Market Sept 20th, 8am to 1pm

Written by Deborah Schafer Last Updated (07 September 2014)

Sept 20th  Saturday 

Geneva  Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center from 8 AM to 1 PM.