Picnooga began as a grassroots initiative to crowdsource vintage and historic photography of Chattanooga. Since, our focus has evolved into a hunt for historical items to catalog, preserve and share with the public. Our overall goal is to provide accessible resources to educate and stimulate an ongoing conversation about Chattanooga’s regional history.

Direct acquisition has become an increasingly important source of our collections. Up till now, efforts have been funded through the generosity of public and private support. We’ve collected over 1,000 items into our archive since 2014, and encouraged thousands of items for donation and preservation. We believe that even the smallest of items contributes to the larger and a connective story of Chattanooga’s past.

Most recently Picnooga has begun campaign to open a Chattanooga history museum.  We’re also expanding our online efforts to make collections searchable.


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