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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.

New Fitchburg Room Display

The Fitchburg Room display case has a new exhibit of enlarged Fitchburg Township plat maps spanning the years 1861 to 1904.  We have more maps in our archives which can be viewed by appointment. Plat maps are an important tool in learning about the history of Fitchburg. These maps locate and identify the owners of each plot of land as well as mark the locations of schools, roads and villages. Land features such as streams, lakes and marshes are also identified.

If you are unable to visit the display you can see the plat maps on our website. Scroll down the right sidebar to the heading Fitchburg Plat Map Links. Click on a date of interest.  This will take you to the website displaying the plat map. Images can be enlarged by clicking on the white bars on the left side or + button under the map.

Annual Meeting Sunday April 14

The Fitchburg Historical Society will have their annual meeting on Sunday, April 14 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the second floor meeting room of the Fitchburg Library.  After a short business meeting our special guest speaker will be Angela Kinderman, the Executive Director of the Fitchburg Chamber Visitor and Business Bureau. She and others will present this is Fitchburg. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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

Panoramic displays of select sites in Fitchburg are now in the Fitchburg Historical Society display case. These images provide the perfect complement to the presentation at our annual meeting entitled “This is Fitchburg”. On April 14th, Angela Kinderman, the Executive Director of the Fitchburg Chamber Visitor and Business Bureau, will talk about our community. We look forward to highlights about living, working, and recreating in our vibrant and unique locale. Fitchburg is a City on the Move and a place we are proud to call home.

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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