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2018 marks Picnooga’s fourth year. We’ve dedicated ourselves to seek out and share local history otherwise thrown away, lost, or forgotten. We’re the only organization in the Chattanooga area that primarily focuses on collecting and sharing its history online, and we’re the only independent active effort to do so in nearly 40 years since Paul A. Heiner.
Our operating budget for 2018 is $8,000. Most of that must come from crowdfunding and public sources. Raised funds are used for website costs, marketing, archival materials, and the direct acquisition of photographs and other historical objects.
Picnooga is an all-volunteer effort. We’ve kept our expenses lean, but with a recent focus on archiving our collections on the web, we’ve seen an increase in operating costs. Even with an increase, this year’s budget falls 20% lower than 2017.
Your support is greatly appreciated and necessary to keep doing great things to ensure that Chattanooga’s history stays accessible for the future.