The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, located at 225 West College Street in Murfreesboro, explores the rich history of the area through exhibits and public programs and serves as a learning laboratory for MTSU students.

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. This is a family photo from the Ragle Farm in Knox 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. 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.
Our Partnership Projects Database

Our Partnership Projects Database

Interested in learning more about the types of projects we work on at the CHP? Check out our Partnership Projects Database, which is found on our Web site and updated regularly. You can search via state, county, city, date, or title. One recent project is a historic structure report for the Snelson-Brinker House.
Fieldwork Coordinator Job Opening

Fieldwork Coordinator Job Opening

The Center for Historic Preservation is searching for a new fieldwork coordinator, a key staff member who gets to work on great projects and interact with graduate students regularly. The position description is available at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/4809.
TPS-MTSU Spring Workshops in Full Swing

TPS-MTSU Spring Workshops in Full Swing

Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU was in East Tennessee recently for two educator events, the annual Tennessee Council for Social Studies conference in Gatlinburg and a workshop for elementary school teachers in Knoxville. For our upcoming workshop schedule, click here.