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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.

Fall FHS Meeting a Success

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Jason Himebauch answering questions after the presentation

On Sunday, October 28, Jason Himebauch, foreman at the Nevin Fish Hatchery in Fitchburg described the inner workings of the fish hatchery and its role in harvesting eggs, rearing fish and stocking and monitoring fish in Wisconsin.  His duties not only involve the rearing of the fish but managing the machinery, reacting to natural events and controlling predatory animals that enjoy free meals from the fish raceways and ponds.  A link to the video of the presentation made be FACTv will be placed on our Video Presentations webpage as soon as it is made available to us.

For those that would like to take a self guided tour of the hatchery at 3911 Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg, they are open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8 am to 3 pm.  Stop in office to ask questions.  For guided tours of 15 or more people contact the office at 608-275-3246.

Complete Images of the 1903 Signature Quilt Now AvailableQuilt FR

The 1903 signature quilt is still on display in the Fitchburg Room of the Fitchburg library and it is periodically refolded to show other names. For those that cannot come to the library or want to view all the signatures in detail, we now have added a complete set of high resolution images of the quilt to our website.

Click to view signature quilt images

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

Christmas Display LR.jpgAs noted in an old familiar Christmas song, “Fast away the old year passes.” In that vein, the Fitchburg Historical Society Display Case shows a collection of holiday light displays found throughout our community. The buildings, yards, and parks included in this collection are bright and joyful. They remind us of the beauty and festivity that we celebrate as the old year ends and the new year begins. We congratulate our neighbors for their ability to light up our lives. MERRY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!

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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