5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference

Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-27, 2018. 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 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.
New Exhibit at the Rhea County Courthouse

New Exhibit at the Rhea County Courthouse

As part of the renovations to the historic Rhea County Courthouse, the Center recently unveiled a new exhibit on the history of the county, including the Strawberry Festival, Native communities, industrial transformations, and the Scopes Trial. This twelve-panel exhibit will be on display throughout the main floors of the courthouse.
Apply for Professional Services Partnerships

Apply for Professional Services Partnerships

We are excited to announce that we are taking applications for our next round of Professional Services Partnerships until June 1. 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.
Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU Kicks Off the Summer

Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU Kicks Off the Summer

Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU kicks off its busy summer professional development schedule with the second annual “Teaching History Today: Content and Strategies for U.S. and World History” mini-conference on June 4th at the McWherter Learning Resource Center on the MTSU campus.