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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.

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 November 10, 2021

For the Fall FHS meeting titled Using Land to Map Your Genealogy, Patty Schmitt and Roger Laurel Tesch discuss many types of land documents dating as far back as colonial times that are useful in identifying and documenting family history. Many of these documents can be found on the internet. The presentation can also be seen by going to our Video Presentations webpage.

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

Our sincere wishes for Happy and Healthy Holidays!!

Display case 111921Fitchburg will again have the Holiday of Lights Tour on Saturday, December 18 from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you would like to be included on the tour email  administration@fitchburgwi.gov  to put your address on the map. The Fitchburg Historical Society will take photos and put them on our website. You can also send a photo of your light display to our FHS email woodedarchives@gmail.com 
and we will place the photo on our website. Please give us the address if you wish us to add it to the photo description.

To see old Displays click here.