The Chattanooga Legacy Project will video high-definition firsthand oral accounts from a diverse pool of Chattanoogans discussing their life experiences in the Scenic City.
“A priority is to choose some of Chattanooga’s oldest citizens and tap their memories to be added a database of stories with a focus on local history, organized by topics,” said David Moon, founder of Picnooga, a local online history project. “Instead of featuring just leaders and community influencers, we’ll open interviews to everyone.”
The Legacy Project will be ongoing programming for Picnooga.
“As the population ages, many stories are lost about topics we need a deeper understanding about. Photographs can only tell us so much,” said Mr.
The Chattanooga Legacy Project will share assets from their ongoing Underground Chattanooga documentary crowdfunding, which has raised nearly $5,000 to date.
Interviews will start in early 2020, and The Legacy Project hopes to raise $3,800 before the end of this year so work can begin.