Picnooga Turns 6 And Is Crowdfunding For 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020
Picnooga, a Chattanooga project that brings local history to the surface and makes it available to everyone, turns six-years-old on Saturday, Jan. 18.  

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, they have assembled an archive of over 4,500 local historical items acquired mostly through public donations.  


To kick-start its sixth year, Picnooga is crowdfunding for its acquisition activity.  $1,800 is sought with a deadline of Feb. 1. Visit http://picnooga.org to learn more and contribute.

In the past, in a partnership with ChattanoogaHistory.com and The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Picnooga helped create a free resource, making available a searchable database of over 30,000 pages of local historical newspapers. Currently, they are working on a documentary and a legacy program, recording interviews with citizens documenting their experiences growing up in the Chattanooga area.

In 2020, Picnooga has plans to expand our archive by targeting larger local historical collections and making them available to the public for the very first time.  

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