The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County explores the area's rich history, including the Civil War era, through exhibits and public programs and serves as a learning laboratory for MTSU students. (Image from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, 1896).

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 Aurelia Acres Farm in Williamson 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. (Image of 1877 Nashville map courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

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.

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.
Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU at NCSS

Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU at NCSS

Teaching with Primary Sources–MTSU will be presenting two poster sessions at the 2017 National Council for Social Studies Conference in San Francisco, November 17-19. One session will feature two new lesson plans on immigration to America, including a look at reformer Jane Addams and her work with immigrants. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)
New Tennessee Century Farms Certified

New Tennessee Century Farms Certified

The Center has certified sixteen new Century Farms this fall. A centennial celebration was held at the Blackwell Farm--Greensward, shown here. Keep an eye on the Tennessee Century Farms Facebook page as each of the new farms are introduced.
2016-2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

Our 2016-2017 annual report highlights the Center’s accomplishments and those of our largest program, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. We are grateful to our partners and our students for all of their contributions to a very rewarding year.