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.)
Trail of Tears Workshop in Georgia

Trail of Tears Workshop in Georgia

On May 12-13, 2016, the Center for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Trail of Tears Association and the National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park Service, hosted a workshop in Dalton, Georgia, dedicated to the preservation of Trail of Tears resources. Approximately thirty attendees from the Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia chapters of the Trail of Tears Association attended the workshop.
Memories of a Massacre Symposium

Memories of a Massacre Symposium

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area was a major supporter of “Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866, a Symposium Exploring Slavery, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.” The event took place at the University of Memphis from May 20-21, 2016, and featured excellent speakers and spirited community involvement.
Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU Explores the New South

Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU Explores the New South

Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU is exploring the New South period this spring and summer. On April 22, Kira Duke presented “Crossing the Veil: A Young W.E.B. DuBois in Rural Tennessee” at the National Council for History Education conference at Niagara Falls with Barbara Marks (Watertown High School) and Taylor McDaniel, shown here (Whitwell Middle School).