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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.

The FHS Annual Fall Meeting Is November 7, 2021 via Zoom

The Fitchburg Historical Society’s fall meeting will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, November 7, 2021 on Zoom. FHS board member Roger Laurel Tesch and his co-presenter Patty Schmitt, a genealogical researcher, will tell us about “Using Land to Map your Genealogy”. To register for the meeting click here. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 October 25, 2021

Catherine Schneider interviews Pam Birschback from First Weber Reality about the changes that were necessary to safely buy and sell homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The link to the interview video and other interviews can also be found on our

Short Articles

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

Fall Display 2021 LRGENEALOGY is the focal point of the Fitchburg Historical Society display case to announce the topic of our 2021 fall meeting.  The genealogy resources in the display compliment the presentation. Longtime FHS board member Roger Laurel Tesch and his co-presenter Patty Schmitt, a genealogical researcher, will tell us about “Using Land to Map your Genealogy.”  The fall meeting happens on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 1:30 pm via Zoom. To register for the meeting click here. We invite everyone to consider this program for investigating family heritage. 

To see old Displays click here.