Chattanooga History Center

The Chattanooga History Center collection, consisting of approximately 30,000 artifacts and photographs, is temporarily housed on the third floor of the Aquarium Plaza building it had hoped to occupy.

We are working with our mortgage holder, River City, to satisfy our outstanding debts and release the property to them so that our city might benefit from the right type of tenant or owner in the important location on our waterfront. We sincerely appreciate the cooperative efforts made by River City in this matter.

The Chattanooga Public Library has expressed an interest in housing the collection itself on a permanent basis. However, that downtown building must resolve its asbestos problem before such a move can be considered. This is anticipated to be approximately September, 2017.

The Board and staff are greatly appreciative of the many donors, corporations, volunteers, and hours of work by so many interested in cataloging, digitizing, and preserving the collection. This work continues under the guidance of Marie Bourassa Cullis, Curator.

The Board sincerely hopes that this situation will resolve itself in such a way as to allow both citizens and visitors to enjoy the excellent collection in the not-too-distant future.


Chattanooga History Center
PO Box 4464
Chattanooga, TN 37405

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Photo: Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection