Discover Tennessee History

Statewide Resources for Educators

Each organization below offers educators new, effective professional development opportunities and other resources focused on what we all do best: the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the primary sources of Tennessee history, be they diaries, newspapers, letters, oral histories, artifacts, or historic places. Follow each organization’s link to learn more. Additionally, the calendar below shows all professional development workshops offered by these institutions and Tennessee History Day.

TPS MTSU combined logo

MTSU Box 80
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

505 Deaderick St
Nashville, TN 37243

Tennessee State Library and Archives logo, find Tennessee politics, music and history at the Tennessee Historical Society.

Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett
403 7th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243

601 S Gay St
PO Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629

(865) 215-8830 (general)
(865) 215-8828 (education department)

Ground Floor, War Memorial Building
305 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Cultural Resources and Exhibits
Division of Interpretation and Education
William R Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L Parks Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

The institutions are:

THD: Tennessee History Day
TPS: Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU
TSM: Tennessee State Museum
TSLA: Tennessee State Library & Archives
ETHS: East Tennessee Historical Society
TSP: Tennessee State Parks