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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.

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 for projects. In order to receive the grant we need to have matching funds. Our request will be for various items including two external hard drives 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 $620.00. We are requesting $310.00 with the hope of reaching matching funds of $310. 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.

Update

We have already received $126 in donations toward our goal of $310 for matching funds.  This is in addition a previous donation of a scanner for this project.  Thank you very much for your generous donations.  We only need another $184 to reach our goal.

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.

May 18, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 30, 2017
Jun 3, 2017
Jun 5, 2017
Jun 7, 2017
Jun 8 2017

First Settlers added to Fitchburg People
Fitchburg History to 1880 under Fitchburg History
April Newsletter added
Added 12 names to obituary list
Updated board members and photo
Train Depot Bike Stop interview added
3 new questions added to How well do you know Fitchburg