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We hope you will enjoy reading about Fitchburg, Wisconsin as it developed from a sparsely populated township to a group of small communities and finally to a vibrant and diversified city encompassing nearly all of the township of Fitchburg in Dane county.

FHS Website Alert

When there is new material placed on our website, FHS members will be notified by email detailing what has been added. Non FHS members can opt in to this new feature by sending an email to us.  woodedarchives@gmail.com

New material added to the FHS website July 28, 2022

Obituaries for the following individuals have been added to the Obituary webpages

Brassington, Janice A. “Jan” (nee Leslie)
Bremer, Barbara J. (nee Preston)
Brumm, Michelle Jo “Misty” (nee Wick)
Currier-Sager, Christina Kim “Tete”
Fisher, John “Murph” Edward
Jensen, Dr. Orley
Lendborg, Serene Ann
Stanek, Timothy John
Stiegert, Kyle W.
Trummer, Timothy John
Welch, Marcia Dee (nee Newcomer)
Welsh, Judith (Judy) Ann (nee Cournoyer)
Zwadzich, John Jerome Joseph

Cemetery information for the following individuals has been added to the Obituary webpages

Fisher, John “Murph” Edward
Lacy, Philip John
Lacy, Winifred Mae “Winnie” (nee Lottes)
Zwadzich, John Jerome Joseph

The FHS Obituary Database has been updated and can be found in the FHS Databases The Database is searchable.

Short Articles

The Fitchburg Historical Society Internet Resources

The Fitchburg Historical Society was created on February 15, 1987 with 80 charter members. The city of Fitchburg provided some limited storage space which changed from place to place over the years. Due to this limited space the FHS decided to primarily limit their collection to photographs and documents. The following describes some of the results of our efforts to make our collection widely available using the internet.

To see the complete article click here.

To see past articles click here.

Display Case

The Fitchburg Historical Society display case is located near the Fitchburg Room on the southeast corner on the second floor of the Fitchburg Public Library.  The display case highlights a variety of historical items throughout the year.  When the displays are changed, they focus on Fitchburg events and people and/or historical happenings of community interest

The Fitchburg Historical Society display case salutes 4H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health). The mission of 4-H is to give all young people access to learning opportunities in partnership with adults who will assist the young people in reaching their full potential as citizens. 4H is open to all young people from age 5 through one year after high school. The 37 4H clubs in Dane County WI receive training and guidance from volunteer adults, family, and the University of WI Extension. We wish to praise the ongoing activities of our local 4H club in Fitchburg – the FITCHBURG FIREFLIES for their accomplishments from 1961 to the present. THANK YOU for your commitment to Fitchburg!!


To see old Displays click here.