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. (Image from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, 1896).

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 Aurelia Acres Farm in Williamson 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. (Image of 1877 Nashville map courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

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.
A New Partnership in Giles County

A New Partnership in Giles County

The Center has begun a new partnership with Wolf Gap Education Outreach in Giles County to examine the county’s rich historic resources for interpretation and education. Paying special attention to the county's African American communities, we will develop a driving tour and interpretive plan of some of the area’s lesser-known sites.
West View Cemetery District Partnership

West View Cemetery District Partnership

The Center is partnering with Knox Heritage and the West View Community Action Group to highlight the historical significance of a district of African American cemeteries just west of downtown Knoxville. We will be creating new interpretive materials to better incorporate this powerful site into the story of Knoxville.
Partnering with the Soulsville Neighborhood Association

Partnering with the Soulsville Neighborhood Association

We are excited to be partnering with the Soulsville Neighborhood Association in Memphis to highlight the rich resources in their neighborhood. These include Royal Studios, home of Hi Records, which pioneered a new "Memphis soul sound" in the 1970s. Artists still record there today.