Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County serves as a visitor orientation center that tells Rutherford County's most powerful and compelling stories through permanent and temporary exhibits. The Center is also a learning lab for MTSU students.

Tennessee Century Farms

Since 1985, the Center for Historic Preservation has honored the dedication and contributions of families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. Over 1,500 farms have been recognized, with at least one farm in each of Tennessee's counties.

Teaching with Primary Sources

Teaching with Primary Sources – Middle Tennessee State University, a program of the Library of Congress administered for Tennessee educators by the CHP, empowers students and educators to shape their own learning experiences by engaging the world through primary sources.

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

As a program of the Center for Historic Preservation, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area provides leadership and support to organizations across the state, creating opportunities for education, interpretation, preservation, and economic development.

The American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project at MTSU is the Middle Tennessee chapter of a multi-campus initiative focused on preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. (Photo by J. Intintoli, MTSU Creative and Visual Services.)
Enjoy Tennessee Farms and Farm Products This Summer

Enjoy Tennessee Farms and Farm Products This Summer

Summertime is perfect for enjoying Tennessee farm products at county fairs and farmers' markets. The Tennessee Century Farms Program documents and recognizes farms that have been in existence for at least 100 years.
Studying Abroad in Scotland

Studying Abroad in Scotland

The Center for Historic Preservation's Dr. Stacey Graham and Ph.D. graduate research assistant Michael Fletcher are currently overseas leading a study abroad class around Scotland. They have visited numerous cultural and historic sites, getting a close-up look at history and preservation issues in the U.K., and worked with Rubicon Heritage at an archaeological site in Edinburgh.
History Day Workshops

History Day Workshops

Throughout the next few months, the CHP's Kira Duke, education specialist for the Teaching with Primary Sources program, will be traveling around the state of Tennessee offering workshops to prepare teachers for the upcoming History Day competitions.