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.

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.
Surveying the Santa Fe Trail

Surveying the Santa Fe Trail

Among several Center projects on tap for completion in 2018 is our survey of the Santa Fe Trail in Missouri. To learn more about the project, see the Southern Rambles blog post by Amy Kostine, the Center's Trail of Tears project historian.
Spring Semester Begins!

Spring Semester Begins!

After a snowy delay, the spring semester has begun. We are excited to have our graduate research assistants back. To start off the semester, we are partnering with the Association of Graduate Students in History for a professional development workshop on January 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center.
Salem Cemetery Battlefield Heritage Development Plan

Salem Cemetery Battlefield Heritage Development Plan

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has completed a heritage development plan for the Salem Cemetery Battlefield in Madison County. A well-documented skirmish took place in this rural cemetery outside of Jackson, and the setting remains movingly evocative of the period. Read more here from Dr. Stacey Graham.