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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.

Images of the 1903 Signature Quilt Now on Our WebsiteQuilt FR

The 1903 signature quilt is still on display in the Fitchburg Room of the Fitchburg library and it is periodically refolded to show additional names. For those that cannot come to the library we now have added high resolution images of the bottom half of the quilt to our website.  We hope to have high resolution images of the entire quilt by the end of August.

Click to view signature quilt images

New Format For the FHS Photo Database

The FHS Photo Database has been reformatted to decrease the loading time 10 fold and increase the readability of the text.  There is a small thumbnail photo following the description of each photo.  Clicking on the thumbnails bring up larger photos. Please contact us if you have questions about a particular photo, would like to correct or add additional information to a description, want a high-resolution image or would like to donate additional photos to the Fitchburg Historical Society.

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 043018 LRThe City of Fitchburg WI completed its 35th year of being a city in April 2018. The Fitchburg Historical Society display case describes some of the historical steps leading to city status. In 1979 private citizens in Fitchburg circulated a petition in the first step of the legal process to change the Town of Fitchburg to a city. A referendum about city status was passed by the Fitchburg electorate but the results were contested by Madison WI. However, the WI Supreme Court upheld the validity of the referendum in April 1983, so Fitchburg became a city on April 26, 1983. CONGRATULATIONS FITCHBURG, YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY!!!

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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