5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference--Register Now!

Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-27, 2018. Early bird registration is now open at this link.

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. More than 1,800 farms have been recognized, with at least one farm in each of Tennessee's counties. Shown here is the Basil Myers Family Farm in Greene County.

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, holds workshops across the state for K-12 teachers and librarians. This map of Fort Donelson is from the Robert K. Sneden Scrapbook, which is housed at the Virginia Historical Society. An image of the map and information about it are available via the Library of Congress Web site.

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

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

Preservation Guides

We have several preservation guides that provide hands-on tips and historical background essays for resources in historic African American communities and along the Trail of Tears.
Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm

Summer is a busy time for farmers across Tennessee, including those who are part of the Tennessee Century Farms Program. Keep an eye on the program's Facebook page as we welcome newly certified farms this summer. You can also support Tennessee agriculture through the state's Pick Tennessee Products initiative.
Early Bird Registration Open for Slave Dwelling Project Conference

Early Bird Registration Open for Slave Dwelling Project Conference

Early bird registration is now open for the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference, to be held at MTSU from October 24-27, 2018. Go to this link to learn more, and be sure to register by August 15 for the early bird discount! A preliminary program is also available.
Exploring Citizenship with Teachers

Exploring Citizenship with Teachers

Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU partnered in July with the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri. Staff members Kira Duke and Stacey Graham, along with graduate research assistant Colbi Layne Hogan, led a two-day workshop focused on citizenship. The workshop included a tour of the historic site.