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.
Fund Drive for a mini-grant
The Fitchburg Historical Society is applying to the Wisconsin Historical Society for a mini-grant to help digitize our archives. WHS awards mini-grants to affiliated societies twice a year for projects amounting to $700.00 or less. In order to receive the grant we need to have matching funds. Our request will be for various items including two external hard drives, a good scanner and software to enable us to bring our archives up to date with modern technology. Our total for the items we have listed comes to a bit over $600.00. We are requesting $319.00 with the hope of reaching matching funds of $320. This is our first request for such a grant and we hope to be among the societies that are chosen. All donations to the matching fund drive will be acknowledged at the FHS archives and in future newsletters. Donations with the notation “Fund Drive” can be sent to FHS, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg WI. 53711.
How well do you know Fitchburg?
1. What material was used to build the McKenna barn?
2. When and by whom was the Kinney farm first settled?
3. What are the names of Garrett Barry’s 4 sons who came to Wisconsin in 1848?
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 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.
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.
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New questions added on home page
Added rating system to each webpage
New picture of former mayor Steve Arnold
Added 6 names to obituary list
Added photos to Swan Creek Sewing Circle
First Settlers added to Fitchburg People
Fitchburg History to 1880 under Fitchburg History
1880 Federal Census added to Fitchburg People
Added 13 names to Fitchburg Obituary Names
Added World War I interview