5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference--Register Now!

Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-27, 2018. Registration is open at this link.

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 McDonald Craig Farm in Perry 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. Here, teachers analyze a primary source at a workshop in Chattanooga.

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 of Grand Junction, Tennessee, a key site in Tennessee's emancipation story. From Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (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. We will soon be adding more about historic cemetery preservation to our Web site.
Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations, Graduates!

Warm congratulations to all Middle Tennessee State University August graduates! Special mention to former Center graduate assistants Annabeth Hayes and Sherry Teal (shown here with Center director Dr. Carroll Van West), who received their Masters of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History.
Summer 2018 Common Bond

Summer 2018 Common Bond

Our Summer 2018 newsletter, Common Bond, looks at several exciting projects that we recently completed in Memphis, explores our ongoing survey of historically black colleges and universities in Alabama, and celebrates the successes of our graduates.
Visit from National Trails Intermountain Region Staff

Visit from National Trails Intermountain Region Staff

The Center recently welcomed visitors from the National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park Service. Director Dr. Carroll Van West, Trail of Tears historian Amy Kostine, and fieldwork coordinator Savannah Grandey showed our guests around several Trail of Tears sites, including Kelly’s Ferry Road and Crossing in Marion County.