The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, located at 225 West College Street in Murfreesboro, explores the rich history of the area through exhibits and public programs and serves as a learning laboratory 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. More than 1,500 farms have been recognized, with at least one farm in each of Tennessee's counties. This is a family photo from the Ragle Farm in Knox 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. TPS-MTSU 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.

Professional Services Partnerships

Need assistance with developing your historic resources? Apply for one of our Professional Services Partnerships! The first deadline for proposals is June 1, 2017.
Announcing New Professional Services Partnerships

Announcing New Professional Services Partnerships

The CHP is excited to announce a new application process for organizations seeking assistance with developing their historic resources. Our Professional Services Partnerships will provide communities with an opportunity to take advantage of our staff and graduate research assistants’ expertise at no cost.
McLemore House Museum Opens New Exhibit

McLemore House Museum Opens New Exhibit

The McLemore House Museum in Franklin, a longtime partner of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, is open for visitors on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 2. A ribbon-cutting attended by museum board members, McLemore descendants, and community members was held recently for the new signature exhibit.
CHP to Receive Historic Journey Award

CHP to Receive Historic Journey Award

The Shiloh Community Restoration Foundation will present its 11th annual Historic Journey Award to the Center for Historic Preservation in Macon County, AL, this weekend. The foundation will honor CHP director Dr. Carroll Van West and several current and former graduate students for their assistance in preserving the story of the Shiloh community.