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