Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-27, 2018. The Call for Papers is now available, and registration information will be posted soon.
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 Cox Family Farm in Benton 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. One of the program's ongoing partnerships is with the Tennessee Historical Society in support of Tennessee History Day.
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 from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Chicago, 1896).
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.
We are excited to announce that we are taking applications for our next round of Professional Services Partnerships. These partnerships provide communities with an opportunity to take advantage of our professional expertise at no cost. For more information and to download the application form, go to this Web page.
Download or contact us to get a copy of the Memphis Heritage Trail driving tour brochure! This new publication recognizes the contributions of African Americans who helped shape the city. The tour features four historic loops--Civil Rights, Business-Entertainment, Commerce, and Residential--as well as other sites of interest.
Tennessee kicks off its woman suffrage centennial commemoration this weekend with the program "The Road to Suffrage: Knoxville." Don't miss the teacher workshop on Saturday and the symposium on Sunday, both of which will take place at the East Tennessee History Center. Image courtesy of Wanda Sobieski.