Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford CountyThe 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.
Tennessee Century FarmsSince 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 SourcesTeaching 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 AreaAs 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 ProjectThe 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.
New Reconstruction Driving Tour Available
For heritage tourism visitors and residents alike, there is a booklet to almost 100 properties that tell how the decade after the Civil War--what is called the Reconstruction era--changed Tennessee and Tennesseans. Tennessee's Reconstruction Past: A Driving Tour
highlights historic churches, schools, cemeteries and communities. Prepared by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the guide encourages everyone to visit the sites across the state and explore our Reconstruction legacies.