Thanks for helping us celebrate!

The Heritage Center in Murfreesboro hosted one of six celebrations across the state to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

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.

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, partners with historic sites and museums across the state to hold workshops for teachers, such as a recent workshop on the Yellow Fever epidemic at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis. 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.

Preservation Resources

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.
African American Resource Guide

African American Resource Guide

Launched earlier this year, our "Preserving African American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" reviews the varied historic resources that document the stories of African Americans in Tennessee from the antebellum period to the Civil Rights movement.
New Exhibit:

New Exhibit: "Home Grown to Nationally Known"

In November, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County opened a new exhibit, “Home Grown to Nationally Known: The Artistic Legacies of Murfreesboro.” This exhibit was created by CHP Graduate Research Assistants and focuses on Murfreesboro...
Restoration Guides for Historic Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Restoration Guides for Historic Buildings on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

Last year, our office partnered with the National Trails Intermountain Region of the National Park Service to develop two booklets that offer basic advice and solutions regarding the restoration and preservation of historic log and masonry buildings associated with the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.