Call for Papers!

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).

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.
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.
Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center Dedication

Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center Dedication

The Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center is housed in the historic West Bemis Rosenwald School outside of Jackson, Tennessee, in a former textile mill community. CHP Research Professor Dr. Stacey Graham and Director Dr. Carroll Van West, along with student Tara Salvati, worked with the community center's leadership to develop exhibits for the center.
Heritage Room at Melrose High School

Heritage Room at Melrose High School

The CHP worked with the Orange Mound community to install a new history exhibit at Melrose High School. Orange Mound is a Preserve America neighborhood with a rich education, religious, architectural, sports, and music history. Thank you to the community for sharing your memories with us.