Picnooga is the very first crowdfunded historic archive in Chattanooga or anywhere!
At last challenge, we raised $2,500 over six months to adopt over 100 photographs and other items of historical significance. Thank you for rising to our call. We collected some of our rarest items in 2019!
We’re now looking to raise $1,500 with a short-term goal to raise at least $500 by the end of June 2019. By July, we are hoping to acquire over 400 special items, which will bring our public collection to over 4,000 historic photographs, postcards, negatives, paper ephemera items, and objects that would have otherwise been in private collector’s hands and unavailable to the public.
Picnooga launched in January 2014, acquiring photographs and other historical artifacts were a necessity to bring you new content. As a greater benefit, the project has turned into the only dedicated and active public effort to curate a new layer of history 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 our network of trusted collectors. Because relationships, most of the time, we receive special deals.
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.