Save the Date!

Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-28, 2018. Registration information will be available in the spring of 2018.

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 Iler Pointe 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.

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.

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.
Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU Workshops

Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU Workshops

Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU is wrapping up another full and productive season of teacher workshops across Tennessee. There are a few more opportunities for teachers to attend workshops this year; see the schedule here.
Work Continues on the Memphis Heritage Trail

Work Continues on the Memphis Heritage Trail

We always love seeing the continued recognition of great sites! With the help of the congregation, the CHP placed First Baptist Church, Lauderdale, in Memphis on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The Colonial Revival landmark will be included on the city's Memphis Heritage Trail.
2016-2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

Our 2016-2017 annual report highlights the Center’s accomplishments and those of our largest program, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. We are grateful to our partners and our students for all of their contributions to a very rewarding year.