Thanks for helping us celebrate!

The Heritage Center in Murfreesboro hosted one of six celebrations across the state to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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 1,500 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, partners with historic sites and museums across the state to hold workshops for teachers, such as a recent workshop on the Yellow Fever epidemic at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. TPS-MTSU 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.

Preservation Resources

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.
Center Staff to Attend National Heritage Area Meeting

Center Staff to Attend National Heritage Area Meeting

Lydia Simpson and Laura Holder will be representing the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (TCWNHA) at an upcoming meeting for all National Heritage Area programs operated by the Southeast Regional Office of the National Park Service. The gathering will take place from January 10th to 12th at the Arabia Mountain NHA in Georgia.
Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU Offers Civics-Focused Workshop

Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU Offers Civics-Focused Workshop

Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU will be offering an educator workshop, “Defining Citizenship: Strategies for Teaching Civics with Primary Sources,” on Friday, February 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
Keeping Up With the CHP

Keeping Up With the CHP

Center staff and students work on a broad array of projects in numerous locales throughout the year. To highlight and share this work, the CHP offers two blogs: Revisiting Montana’s Historic Landscapes: 30 Years in Big Sky Country and Southern Rambles: With the Center for Historic Preservation.