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. Students completed an online version of the new music exhibit. (Photo courtesy of MTSU's Albert Gore Research Center.)

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 Fermanagh-Ross Farm in Greene 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. Summer institutes link primary sources with historic sites.

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.
New Tennessee Century Farms Certified

New Tennessee Century Farms Certified

Three times a year, the CHP reviews applications from farm families across the state for the Tennessee Century Farms program. In June, we certified sixteen new farms. Follow the Tennessee Century Farms Facebook page to see our posts about the new farms we have certified this summer.
Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity

Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity

Newly updated, with a renewed focus on citizenship, the Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations digital collection emphasizes the impact of federal and state government programs as Tennessee moved into the modern era. The rise of industry during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is also featured.
The Heritage Area Supports NPT's Citizenship Project

The Heritage Area Supports NPT's Citizenship Project

Our partners at Nashville Public Television have learned that the Nissan Foundation will distribute the most recent addition to The Citizenship Project documentary series, "Early Black Press: Tennessee's Voices Lifted," at a national conference. The Heritage Area is a major supporter of the project. You can view the program online.