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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.

Learn About Our Collection Consultant Elizabeth Leith

Elizabeth Leith.jpgWe have been fortunate to have the volunteer services of Elizabeth Leith, Senior Academic Curator in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison as our collection consultant since 2017.  With extensive experience in maintaining large historical collections and developing digital databases, she has been very helpful in identifying ways to improve the management of our collection, aided in the development of our digital FHS Database and gave constructive help in our successful efforts to obtain a grant-in-aid from the Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Inc., administered by the Wisconsin Council for Local History, 2017.  Her credentials are available by clicking on the URL link here or on our About webpage just above our list of board of directors.

New Initiative

The Fitchburg Historical Society has acquired a lot of information on the early years of Fitchburg. However, since Fitchburg became a city in 1983 it has become an ideal location for businesses of all sizes and scopes. Today there are over 750 businesses in Fitchburg. To capture this newer history, we have begun an initiative to acquire the history of local businesses. If you own or work at a Fitchburg business please help us obtain the history of your business.  You can see the beginnings of this initiative under our new Businesses menu and can contact us for more information.

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 May 2019 LR.jpgHow do we spend our free time? With the arrival of warm weather, the Fitchburg Historical Society Display Case reflects on the ways to spend leisure hours in our area. There are many things to see and do for enjoyment, entertainment, and amusement in Fitchburg. We salute the many camps, sports, music venues, and games for both younger folks and adults. The display case provides specific details about some of the local recreational activities for the next few months. You can enjoy your fun in the sun right here in our own back yard. BRING ON SUMMER !!!

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.

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