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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

New material added to the FHS website September 15, 2021

Added the Promega Provides COVID Testing interview on the FHS Video Presentations webpage (see right sidebar).

New material added to the FHS website September 13, 2021

Added obituaries and/or Cemetery information on the Obituaries webpage for the following people.
Capacio, John Edward  Obit
Coleman, Kevin  Obit
Freng, Larry B.  Obit  Cemetery
Gorman, John Herbert  Obit  Cemetery
Hampel, James Oliver “Jim”  Obit  Cemetery
Kleisch, Terry Michael  Obit  Cemetery
Lichtenfelt, Terry Sue  Obit  Cemetery
Remsik, Richard John  Obit
Ryder, Beverly Ann (nee Brehmer)  Obit
Schuette, Donald R.  Obit
Witherspoon, Joyce Lianne (nee Couch)  Obit  Cemetery

Updated the FHS Obituary Database on the FHS Databases 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

Display case 070721LET’S HAVE FUN IN FITCHBURG !! The Fitchburg Historical Society display case welcomes the return of normal activities after the Covid 19 restrictions. The display describes many of the pleasurable events that are available in our area over the next several months of 2021 as highlighted by the Fitchburg Chamber and Visitors Bureau. Known as the “City in Motion”, you can participate in music performances, arts, crafts, farmer’s markets, biking events, ethnic festivals, and many other activities. Whether you are indoors or outdoors — enjoy all things that are Fitchburg!!

To see old Displays click here.