Picnooga brings local history to the surface and makes it available to everyone.
Founded in 2014, Picnooga began as a grassroots effort to crowdsource a new layer of scattered, hidden, and forgotten imagery to reveal rare moments from Chattanooga’s past. Since then we’ve collected over 1,600 historical items and are getting ready to make our collection accessible online.
Picnooga’s growing historical collections are comprised of physical and digital assets. Our collecting focus is local photography but we also have a large collection of ephemera and a small collection of objects.
Since 2014 we’ve introduced over 1,600 items into our archive and encouraged thousands of items for donation and preservation to local organizations. We believe that even the smallest of items contribute to a larger, more connective story of Chattanooga’s past.
We need your continued support to grow. Visit here and give a gift of $10 or more to help sustain Picnooga’s future cataloging and preservation efforts.