As a dominant advocate and visible source of local history, The Chattanooga Historical Society has been essential to the fabric of Chattanooga’s history and its cultural footprint. Since 2014, we’ve reached millions of desktops by utilizing social media and the internet as a virtual window into Chattanooga’s past.

We’re not only a resource and an aggregate of local history but also an active collecting effort that has accumulated a comprehensive collection of historical photos and artifacts. Thanks to tireless detective work and research, we’ve uncovered rare, and one-of-a-kind treasures that might otherwise are lost, misplaced, or discarded.

Ongoing Crowdfunding Campaigns

We typically crowdfund on a bi-annual basis. You can find out more about giving online on our Facebook page or the donation area on this page.

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You may choose a one-time, monthly, quarterly, or annual gift. Picnooga is a registered 501(c)(3) charity organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

You may designate funds to a particular activity or to our greatest area of need.

You may choose to give in honor or memoriam to a family member or individual. We’ll email the recipient or notify them of your gift by postcard.

Give through AmazonSmile

For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Picnooga.

Visit this link to choose Picnooga as your AmazonSmile preferred charity. 

Corporate and Government Legacy Sponsorships

We welcome local businesses and government to support us through small business, Government, and corporate giving. Supporting local history also advocates local culture, social responsibility, and the arts.

Contact us for the varied levels of our Legacy Sponsorships.

Make checks payable to:
110 E. 7th Street

Chattanooga, TN


“We bring local history to the surface and make it available to everyone.”


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