Picnooga is the very first crowdfunded historic archive in Chattanooga or anywhere!
Picnooga will be five in 2019 and we need your help to get back into the swing of things. Since nearly the beginning, as part of our activities, we’ve carefully selected some of the rarest offered items from Chattanooga’s past. Purchasing photographs and other artifacts were a necessity to bring you new content. As a side benefit, it turned into the only dedicated and active public effort curate a new history collection for Chattanooga… and we’ve only scratched the surface.
The reality is, history has become a monetized commodity because of sites like eBay. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we’re often put in a position to acquire items through websites and a network of trusted collectors we’ve established relationships with. Because of our standing, most of the time, we receive good deals.
We’re challenging our followers to help us collect up to 100 new items in the first quarter of 2019 as part of an adoption program. A $15 gift will get you a share and attach your name to the acquisition of an artifact or artifacts. In many cases, $15 will purchase a photograph or two, postcards, or other small items. When an item is purchased with your gift, you’ll be the first to know and see it through an email.
You may adopt at any gift level, and you’ll still receive credit for your contribution.
Your support is greatly appreciated and necessary to keep doing great things to ensure that Chattanooga’s history stays local and accessible for the future.