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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 September 26, 2022

Jeremy Crosby interviews Chad Brecklin, Fitchburg city administrator, about his upcoming presentation “City of Fitchburg: Insights About a Growing City” which will be presented at the Fitchburg Historical Society Fall meeting on Sunday October 9 at 1:30 pm in the Fitchburg library meeting room.

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 display case presents the merits and issues of the FHS Fall meeting for 2022. On Sunday October 9th, Fitchburg City Administrator, Chad Brecklin will be telling us about the “CITY OF FITCHBURG – Insights about a Growing City”. He will incorporate his experience in Fitchburg since 1999 to give everyone information about the upcoming Town of Madison attachment, details of expanding economic development, and perspectives on the budget process. Get answers to your questions. Come to the Fitchburg Public Library to learn HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT FITCHBURG!!! 


To see old Displays click here.