We Have Moved Across Campus!

Center staff have moved to the first floor of Peck Hall, coming full circle as Peck is where the first undergraduate historic preservation program at MTSU began. Come by and see us in Offices 105-108 (look for the yellow quadrant of Peck)!

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 Barker Family Farm (1919) in Knox 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 section of "Folklore Music Map of the United States from the Primer of American Music" (1946), courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.)

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. (Civil War-era image of the Murfreesboro downtown square, courtesy of the Albert Gore Research Center at MTSU.)

Preservation Guides, Resource Booklets, and Driving Tours

We have several preservation and resource guides that provide hands-on tips and historical background essays for resources in historic African American communities and along the Trail of Tears. Our <a https://www.mtsuhistpres.org/resources/cemetery-resources/"Cemetery Resources page is also updated regularly. Shown here are Center graduate students participating in the Fall 2021 Cemetery Preservation Workshop at Mt. Nebo Community Cemetery in Maury County.
Public Meetings on America's 250th Anniversary

Public Meetings on America's 250th Anniversary

The Tennessee Commission for the Semiquincentennial of the United States invites you to join a public information meeting held at four Tennessee cities from December 6-8, 2021. If you cannot attend the meetings in person, please join us at a Zoom meeting on December 9. For all the details, click the "More" button!
Fall 2021 Common Bond

Fall 2021 Common Bond

We share our annual report as our Fall newsletter. Among the highlights are our survey of structures along the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, new exhibits created through the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area program, and our participation in the Teaching with Primary Sources Civil Rights Fellowship...plus much more!
New Rutherford County Museum Opens

New Rutherford County Museum Opens

The Center is proud to have helped create a new museum in the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. A ribbon-cutting was held on November 21, and Center director Dr. Carroll Van West spoke about the community’s shared history. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM.