We’re looking for up to 24 founders to help support the Chattanooga Historical Society’s mission to bring Chattanooga’s history to the surface, making it accessible to everyone.

The foundation for the Chattanooga Historical Society began in January of 2014 as Picnooga, a grassroots social-media-driven effort to expand Chattanooga’s historical online footprint. Due to overwhelming public support and many successful crowdfunding campaigns, the project cultivated thousands of photographs, documents, and artifacts from Chattanooga’s past. Its collection has been shared and made freely accessible for historical research and reference.

In 2020, the Picnooga effort incorporated a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and established the Chattanooga Historical Society. In August 2021, the Society opened a community-accessible storefront and collections archive on E. 7th Street in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.


As a Sustaining Founder, you have an opportunity to contribute at two levels.
Our current base monthly expenses are $5,000 a month. A Founding Member can donate $5,000, which will aid in sustaining us for one month. Or $2,500 for half a month.

At either level, your name will be included on a large plaque on the Founder’s Wall of the Historical Society. Your name, company logo, or dedication will also appear on our website and appropriate literature, social media posts, and press material throughout the year.

At the $5,000 level, contributors receive a Founder’s swag bag, including t-shirts and other Historical Society promotional items.

You’ll also receive:
A Founder’s Membership for up to four
Twelve tickets to any walking tour offered by the Chattanooga Historical Society
Seven complimentary individual memberships to give to family or friends
A personal tour of our facilities and meet with a board member
VIP access to our archives
Access to attend quarterly board meetings
An invitation to the annual Founders meet and greet


At the $2,500 level, contributors receive a Founder’s swag bag, including t-shirts and other Historical Society promotional items.

You’ll also receive:
A Founder’s Membership for two
You will receive five tickets to any walking tour offered by the Chattanooga Historical Society
You will receive four complimentary individual memberships to give to family or friends
A special tour of our facilities and meet with a board member
Access to attend an annual board meeting
An invitation to the yearly Founders meet and greet

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

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Picnooga is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. Copyright © 2022– Chattanooga Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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