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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 December 29, 2022

Obituaries for the following people have been added to the Obituary webpage of the FHS Website.

Kratochvil, Diane Marie (nee Bennett)  Obituary  Cemetery
Langlois, Malvina Marie “Mal”  Obituary
May, Michael Patrick “Bo”  Obituary
Peterson, Rosemary “Rosie” (nee Montalto)  Obituary  Cemetery
Reynolds, Thomas P. “Tom”  Obituary  Cemetery
Ryan, Ronald L. “Ron”  Obituary
Selchert, Caryl L. (nee Jensen)  Obituary  Cemetery
Wright, Wilbur C. “Bill”  Obituary

The updated FHS Obituary Database with links to it on the Obituaries and the FHS Databases webpages has been updated and now contains over 1400 obituaries of people associated with Fitchburg. This searchable database contains birth and death dates and places along with names mentioned in the obituaries and is a good source for genealogy.

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

Display Nov 2022With the available resources of the Fitchburg Public Library, the FHS display case provides a look at just a few of the many written materials about the end of year holidays. These books give us insights into the festivities in November, December, and January. They put into words the emotions we feel when we participate in pleasurable activities. Celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years with cheer, peace, and joy. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!

To see old Displays click here.