Save the Date!

Hosted by the Center for Historic Preservation, the 5th Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference will take place at MTSU from October 24-28, 2018. Registration information will be available in the spring of 2018.

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.
Professional Services Partnerships

Professional Services Partnerships

The Center’s new Professional Services Partnerships have brought lots of great new projects our way from across the state. Recently, graduate research assistant Harris Abernathy documented a historic railroad tunnel in Giles County. Keep an eye out in March for our Call for Proposals for the next round of partnerships.
Winter 2018 Common Bond

Winter 2018 Common Bond

Be sure to read our latest issue of Common Bond, which features a Formers' Corner video with historic preservationist Scarlett Miles, music historian Charlie Dahan's Ph.D. residency with the Center, a partnership to interpret three segregation-era cemeteries in Knoxville, and our ongoing work along the Santa Fe Trail.
Surveying Alabama's HBCUs

Surveying Alabama's HBCUs

Our survey of Alabama's historically black colleges and universities is going strong! Ph.D. student Tiffany Momon and Center director Dr. Carroll Van West are pictured above on the campus of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa.