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.)
Students Honored at Awards Reception

Students Honored at Awards Reception

Two of our graduate research assistants, Taylor Stewart (second from right) and Sherry Teal (second from left), were honored recently at the MTSU College of Liberal Arts Awards Reception.
Spring Cemetery Workshops

Spring Cemetery Workshops

This spring, Dr. Stacey Graham, research professor at the Center, is using a public service grant from MTSU for three hands-on workshops to train graduate students and community members in basic historic cemetery preservation.
Spring Field Work in Full Swing

Spring Field Work in Full Swing

Staff and students have been traveling across the state and beyond to document and assess historic structures and landscapes. Among the places visited recently is the Moore-Williams Farm, a Century Farm in Benton County.