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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.

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.

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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

Fish Hatchery display LR.jpgThe Fitchburg Historical Society display case now provides details about Nevin State Fish Hatchery located in Fitchburg. The photos and descriptions that are displayed tell some of the story of Wisconsin’s oldest fish hatchery. This display complements the speaker at our fall meeting on October 28th.  Jason Himebauch, an Operations Technician at Nevin Fish Hatchery will talk about happenings “Inside Fitchburg’s State Fish Hatchery.” We look forward to finding out more about the functioning of this venerable fish hatchery in our back yard and the service it provides to the anglers in our community. Bring on the fish tales!!

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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