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.
The Pioneer Vroman Family Event cancelled due to weather
The Verona Area Historical Society will have a meeting Saturday, January 18 at 10 am in the Verona Senior Center (108 Paoli Street, Verona, WI) featuring members of the Vroman family. Joseph, George and William Vroman were first Fitchburg Township landowners and played important parts in early Fitchburg history. Joseph Vroman was the first Greenfield Town Chair before the name was changed to Fitchburg. Hiram Vroman served as Fitchburg Town Chair in 5 nonconsecutive terms between 1877 and 1912. The Vroman farmstead, a Sesquicentennial farm, is located at 2387 S Seminole Highway. Fitchburg Historical Society members are encouraged to attend.
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
The FHS display case remembers the life and photographic work of Ida Wyman, master photo journalist. She started using a camera at an early age and photography became her life’s work. Ida was curious about people and things so she recorded her feelings with her camera. Through the camera lens, Ida would produce documentary photographs showing everyday events in the world around her. The pictures in this display present some of her cross country travels from New York to Los Angeles in the mid twentieth century to capture bits of Americana. Ms Wyman had photographs published in Life and Look magazines at a time when few women did that kind of work. She received more acclaim for her work in later years as people came to enjoy the gallery presentation talks that she gave during her photo exhibitions. Her photographs can be found in many galleries across the United States and around the world. We honor her memory as we reveal her interesting story by showing some of the pictures she cherished. THANK YOU IDA WYMAN – you will be sadly missed.
Wisconsin State Journal obituary
New York Times obituary
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Dec 28, 2019
Added Eileen Kellor bio
Added Agribusiness history 1 to Video Presentations
Added Agribusiness history 2 to Video Presentations