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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.

Mini-grant Approved

The Fitchburg Historical Society mini grant request for $310 to help fund the digitization of our collection has been approved. The news release of this approval can be seen by clicking News Release. This is a matching grant so we still need donations to match the $310 we will be receiving. Donations with the notation “Fund Drive” can be sent to FHS, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711. We will provide frequent updates on the progress of our digitization project on this home page. The mini grant proposal detailing the rationale for our digitization project can be seen by clicking FHS Grant.

Short Articles

To see past articles click here.

How well do you know Fitchburg?

1. Who are the two new FHS board members?
Hint          Answer
2. Where was the first election held in the town of Greenfield (later to become Fitchburg)?
Hint          Answer
3. Who was the first mayor of Fitchburg?
Hint          Answer

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

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The FHS display case has gone miniature!!   With the help and cooperation of the Madison Area Miniature Enthusiasts, the display shows miniature examples of life related activities in our community.  The exhibit is titled “Miniatures of our life events”. The houses, yards, gardens, and libraries are all hand-crafted to small scale size (one inch, one half inch, or one quarter inch).  The details and intricacy of these creations is amazing.  We thank the MAME group for their hard work and generosity in allowing the FHS to exhibit their beautiful handiwork this summer. It is an impressive small world.

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To see old Displays click here.

What’s New?

We will regularly update our website with new information and will highlight this new information here along with the date it was added. If you have suggestions for a topic of interest or would like to contribute an article please contact us.

Jul 8, 2017
Aug 1, 2017
Aug 1, 2017
Aug 3, 2017

Updated Light and Life contact information
Mini grant update on home page
Fitchburg Fire Department FACTv video
Added obituaries and reorganized list to 6 pages