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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

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Winnie Lacy

It is on a sad note that we are announcing the death of Winnie Lacy, a long time Fitchburg Historical Society member and board member.  She was also the longest presiding President of the FHS, serving from 1995 to 2001.  Winnie kept busy with FHS projects such as cataloging over 1100 photos amassed over the years with the help of Eric Amlie. For many years she was the editor and major contributor of the FHS Newsletter.  In 2017, she pushed for and did the early work for the FHS to submit a Wisconsin Council for Local History mini grant. This grant provided the FHS funds to develop both a digital database for organizing our collection as well as developing the FHS website. Winnie retired from the FHS board due to health reasons and to finish her genealogy book. Her funeral will be on Friday morning, July 23, the details of which can be obtained from her obituary.

Short Articles

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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.