Picnooga celebrates six years online on January 18, 2020.

Since our inception we’ve been able to intercept over 4,500 local historical photographs and other items from private sources, sharing most with you and making them readily accessible online.

In 2020 we plan to kick some butt by exponentially expanding the public collection, and make more of it available online.  But first, we need your continued and or first-time support.

Donations in this drive will go directly into acquisitions of historical items important to the Chattanooga Story.  We hope to raise $1,800 by Feburary 1st. Select the amount below, or select “Give a custom gift,” fill in the amount and click “Contribute Now” to give.

Thank you.

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Donation Total: $10.00

Picnooga is the very first crowdfunded & crowdsourced history collection of physical and digital objects in Chattanooga or anywhere.

Founded in 2014, Picnooga began as a grassroots effort to crowdsource and crowdfund a newly found layer of scattered imagery from private sources, creating a framework for a new public collection. Since then, we’ve assembled an archive of over 4,500 local historical items acquired mostly through public donations.

In 2018, in a partnership with ChattanoogaHistory.com and The Tennessee State Library and Archives, we helped create a free resource, making available a searchable database of over 30,000 pages of local historical newspapers.

Six years later, our mission to bring local history to the surface and make it available to everyone, continues. Currently, we’re working on a documentary and legacy program, recording interviews with citizens documenting their experiences growing up in the Chattanooga area.

In 2020, we plan to expand our archive by targeting larger local historical collections, and making them available to the public for the first time.

PO Box 389, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, (423) 972-0209