Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County serves as a visitor orientation center that tells Rutherford County's most powerful and compelling stories through permanent and temporary exhibits.

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. Over 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, 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.

The American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project at MTSU is the Middle Tennessee chapter of a multi-campus initiative focused on preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

New Reconstruction Driving Tour Available

For heritage tourism visitors and residents alike, there is a booklet to almost 100 properties that tell how the decade after the Civil War--what is called the Reconstruction era--changed Tennessee and Tennesseans. Tennessee's Reconstruction Past: A Driving Tour highlights historic churches, schools, cemeteries and communities. Prepared by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the guide encourages everyone to visit the sites across the state and explore our Reconstruction legacies.

Our Spring 2015 Newsletter

Stay up to date with our Spring 2015 Common Bond newsletter. This issue explores the latest initiatives of the American Democracy Project, looks at the ongoing partnership between our Teaching with Primary Sources--MTSU program and Tennessee History Day, and surveys the progress of our Trail of Tears project. We look forward to your feedback. Each quarter, we feature three different CHP programs and projects, reflecting the themes of "Scholars, Partners, and Leaders." Let us know what you would like to learn about in our newsletter! Common Bond newsletter spring 2015 edition

Trials and Triumphs

Trials and Triumphs: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity has been designed to focus on Tennessee’s history between the end of the American Civil War (1865) and the end of World War II (1945), with special emphasis on the meaning of citizenship and how that meaning has changed over time.