Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County serves as a visitor orientation center that tells Rutherford County's most powerful and compelling stories through permanent and temporary exhibits. The Center is also a learning lab 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. Over 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, 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.

The American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project at MTSU is the Middle Tennessee chapter of a multi-campus initiative focused on preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. (Photo by J. Intintoli, MTSU Creative and Visual Services.)
CHP Welcomes New Secretary

CHP Welcomes New Secretary

The Center for Historic Preservation welcomes our newest staff member, secretary Alexandria (Alex) McMahan. Alex is a recent graduate of MTSU with a B.A. in History and a minor in Twentieth-Century European Studies. To learn more about her, you can visit our staff profiles page.
Celebrate Constitution Day

Celebrate Constitution Day

Ms. Diane Nash, renowned civil rights activist, highlighted MTSU's celebration of Constitution Day (photo courtesy of MTSU). She spoke before a packed Tucker Theater and took questions from the audience and from student moderators, including the CHP's graduate research assistants Torren Gatson and Marquita Reed. For more, see http://www.mtsunews.com/constitution-day-2016/.
Exhibit Opening at the Webb School

Exhibit Opening at the Webb School

CHP Director Dr. Carroll Van West and Graduate Research Assistant Annabeth Hayes traveled to McKenzie, Tennessee, for the opening of the Webb Historical Museum. The museum is an effort by the local community to preserve the memory of a historic Rosenwald school. CHP staff and graduate students worked with the community to situate Webb's story and artifacts within the larger story of African American education in the twentieth century.