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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.

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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 May 22, 2022

A new Display Case article highlighting the 4H club in Fitchburg has been added (see below).

An updated photo and description of the FHS Board of Director Honor Plaque has been added to Short Articles below.

Short Articles

Updated FHS Board of Directors Honor Plaque

A special plaque to honor members who served so faithfully on the F.H.S. Board of Directors in the past, and have now passed on, can be viewed in a prominent place on the large desk in the Fitchburg Room of the Library.  A number of the members listed were Charter Members, and are noted as such. Kathleen Fahey Harty (died November 2018) and Winifred Lacy (died July 2021) have been added to the plaque.

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 Fitchburg Historical Society display case salutes 4H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health). The mission of 4-H is to give all young people access to learning opportunities in partnership with adults who will assist the young people in reaching their full potential as citizens. 4H is open to all young people from age 5 through one year after high school. The 37 4H clubs in Dane County WI receive training and guidance from volunteer adults, family, and the University of WI Extension. We wish to praise the ongoing activities of our local 4H club in Fitchburg – the FITCHBURG FIREFLIES for their accomplishments from 1961 to the present. THANK YOU for your commitment to Fitchburg!!


To see old Displays click here.