The 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. The Center is also a learning lab for MTSU students.

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.
Santa Fe Trail Field Work Begins

Santa Fe Trail Field Work Begins

Members of the CHP staff have begun field work along the Santa Fe Trail. Director Carroll Van West, Trail of Tears project historian Amy Kostine, and field work coordinator Ashley Brown are surveying historic buildings along the trail, starting in Missouri.
Like Us on Facebook! TCWNHA Announces New Page

Like Us on Facebook! TCWNHA Announces New Page

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area has a new Facebook Page. For members that belong to the TCWNHA Facebook Group, we welcome you to like our new page to receive the latest news from the Heritage Area and its partners across Tennessee.
Winter 2017 Common Bond

Winter 2017 Common Bond

Our Winter 2017 Common Bond quarterly newsletter is now available. This issue features an interview with Sara Beth Urban, a former CHP graduate research assistant who is now the Middle Tennessee division manager for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.