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Photo courtesy of MTSU CHP The Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation has helped with history projects all across Tennessee and is now accepting applications for local history projects. In East Tennessee, the CHP is working with Knox Heritage and West View Community Action Group to make interpretive materials for three African-American cemeteries. …

Photo and story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Alison Mann, a public historian with the U.S. State Department, gave a lecture on famed 19th-century author and activist Frederick Douglass Wednesday in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. She discussed Douglass’s diplomatic career and mentioned a few historically significant events in his life that …

Photos and story by Daniel-Shaw Remeta / Contributing Writer Oaklands Mansion is displaying an exhibit, entitled “Wedding Dresses through the Decades,” from Jan. 20 until March 4. Featuring over 50 gowns from the past 100 years, the exhibit displays fashion history, women’s history, cultural history and history of the Murfreesboro community. “Back in the 1800s, …

Photo by Ronny Simon / Submitted  MTSU students and faculty returned from a two-week trip to Israel on July 22. The group participated in an upper division political science course that many students call a “life-changing experience.” This year marked University Provost Mark Byrnes’ and Interim Dean for the College of Liberal Arts Karen Petersen’s …

Photo by Alexis Marshall / Assistant News Editor The 19th Alabama Civilians visited Oaklands Mansion this weekend to facilitate a “Washing, Churning and Learning” event, showing what it was like to live in the South during the American Civil War. Actors from the unit gave adults and children alike a glimpse into the everyday lives …