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.

2015 Sesquicentennial Signature Event: Reconstruction Tennessee

Be sure to register for the 2015 Sesquicentennial Signature Event, "Reconstruction Tennessee," which will be held in Knoxville from April 30-May 1. Among the highlights planned for the event is a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a keynote address by Professor Caroline Janney, and a roundtable with leading scholars on Reconstruction.

Our Winter 2015 Newsletter

Take a look at our Winter 2015 Common Bond newsletter. Each quarter, we feature three different CHP programs and projects, reflecting the themes of "Scholars, Partners, and Leaders." This issue looks at our blog, Southern Rambles, the digital collection Trials and Triumphs: Tennesseans' Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity, and the next Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, "Reconstruction Tennessee." Also, we have redesigned our newsletter with the graphics from our Web site. We look forward to your feedback!

Introducing Trials and Triumphs

The Center for Historic Preservation is pleased to present Trials and Triumphs: Tennesseans’ Search for Citizenship, Community, and Opportunity. The collection 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.