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Welcome

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.

Ann O’Brien Interview on the Doll Hospital

Doll hospital.jpgAnn O’Brien, longtime Fitchburg resident, experienced a unique childhood.  Her mother ran a doll hospital in Madison in which Ann was intimately involved working alongside her mother and uncle.  Dolls were brought into the hospital with broken limbs to be repaired, hair to be replaced, or perhaps needing a new outfit uniquely designed for each doll.  Teddy bears were made and sold along with various accessories available to enhance the appearance of beloved dolls.  Experience Ann’s first hand account of running a doll hospital with the hard work and creativity required to operate a successful family business catering to the special needs of doll lovers.

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Short Articles

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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

Display.jpgBARNS have arrived at the Fitchburg Historical Society display case. Farm barns have long been a primary structure on farms everywhere and we found a fine selection of barns that originated here in Fitchburg. Since there is no specific design to determine the use or purpose for a barn, we have randomly chosen old and new Fitchburg Barns in our display. From the earliest primitive log barns to the current barns with attached silos, barns can be unique and interesting. The FHS appreciates the way barns identify the hardworking family farm and how they show the ever changing history of farm life.

For a more detailed discussion of Fitchburg barns click our Fitchburg Barns webpage link or go to it from our Rural Fitchburg menu.

To see old Displays click here.

What’s New?

We will regularly update our website with new information and will highlight this new information here along with the date it was added. If you have suggestions for a topic of interest or would like to contribute an article please contact us.

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