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.)

Revisiting Montana's Historic Landscapes

Dr. Carroll Van West's blog Revisiting Montana's Historic Landscapes: 30 Years in the Big Sky Country exemplifies the national reach of the CHP and is our most-visited digital platform.

Spring 2016 Graduate Research Assistants

Our graduate research assistants (GRAs) have started working on numerous projects as the new semester gets underway at Middle Tennessee State University. Field work, exhibits, publications, community workshops, teacher professional development activities, civic engagement outreach, and National Register nominations will keep the CHP’s GRAs busy during the months ahead.

"Preserving African American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" Now Available Online

"Preserving African American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" reviews the varied historic resources that document the stories of African Americans in Tennessee from the antebellum period to the Civil Rights movement. In addition to providing historical context for these resources, this new online publication sets forth hands-on suggestions for their preservation and interpretation.