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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 Article on Fitchburg Dairies

A new article, Fitchburg Dairies, has been added to the Rural Fitchburg menu.  This is a rather lengthy article with historic photos describing the development of creameries and then dairies in Fitchburg as Wisconsin moved from a wheat producing state to a dairy state. We would like your opinion as to whether you would like to see more of these in depth articles.  We are also looking for individuals or groups to do research and write articles on the development of Fitchburg subdivisions, city and neighborhood parks, bike/pedestrian trails, recycling efforts etc. Please contact us if you would like to participate in these activities.

Click to see dairy article      Contact us

Board members and volunteers needed

There are 3 open positions on the Fitchburg Historical Society Board.  Members serve 3 years terms and attend 6 short meetings a year.  The role of board members is to develop approaches to gather and maintain our collection of documents, photographs and videos dealing with Fitchburg history in the past, present and future.  We do not have a museum and there are no fund raising events.  Board members usually but are not required to research and gather information on topics of interest about Fitchburg.  People of all ages are needed but we are particularly interested in having some young to middle aged individuals.

In addition to board members we are looking for volunteers to research and/or help with obtaining, cataloging and maintaining historical records about Fitchburg.

If you are interested or would like further information please send us an email at:

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

Display.jpgBARNS have arrived at the Fitchburg Historical Society display case. Farm barns have long been a primary structure on farms everywhere and we found a fine selection of barns that originated here in Fitchburg. Since there is no specific design to determine the use or purpose for a barn, we have randomly chosen old and new Fitchburg Barns in our display. From the earliest primitive log barns to the current barns with attached silos, barns can be unique and interesting. The FHS appreciates the way barns identify the hardworking family farm and how they show the ever changing history of farm life.

For a more detailed discussion of Fitchburg barns click our Fitchburg Barns webpage link or go to it from our Rural Fitchburg menu.

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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