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 and a site for public programs. Be sure to visit our new student-curated exhibit, "Stories of the Road."

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 Fogg Hollow Farm (1894) in Hickman 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. Here, teachers analyze a primary source at a workshop in Murfreesboro.

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

As a program of the Center for Historic Preservation, the 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 Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Charleston served as a hospital during the war.

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. The Hiwassee River Heritage Center is a key partner in the interpretation and preservation of the Trail of Tears.
T.S. Stribling House and Museum

T.S. Stribling House and Museum

We are working with community members in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee, to plan for the future of the T.S. Stribling House Museum. T.S. Stribling was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. We will work with the community on preservation needs, collections care, and potential museum programming. The Center created a development plan for the museum back in 1989.
Exploring the Civil War Landscape of Michie, Tennessee

Exploring the Civil War Landscape of Michie, Tennessee

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area is partnering with the Corinth Shiloh Veterans Memorial Committee to create a driving tour highlighting the Civil War landscape of Michie in McNairy County. Confederate troops were there before the Battle of Shiloh. Afterward, both armies populated the area around Michie and Acton before the Battle of Corinth.
New Morristown-Hamblen County Driving/Walking Tour

New Morristown-Hamblen County Driving/Walking Tour

Developed as a collaboration between the Center and the Crossroads Downtown Partnership of Morristown, a new driving and walking tour contains two sections: core sites in downtown Morristown, including a walking tour of the central business district, and an exploration of other historic sites in Hamblen County along the Andrew Johnson Highway corridor.