Our Mission: "Giving Voice to Diverse Communities Through History."

The Kutsche Office of Local History, located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, is home to the annual Local History Roundtable as well as several projects helping local groups and people preserve, protect, and retain history that is important to them.  This is accomplished through oral histories, supervised internships, research experiences, and fellowships, faculty directed projects, and the work of experts in their specific fields. Examples of recent initiatives are featured on our website and in the Kutsche Chronicle, published in Fall and Spring of each year.

Please contact us at (616)331-8099 or kutsche@gvsu.edu with questions or to learn more about how we can work with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

 
 
 

Events

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana (Holland, Michigan)

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana: Holland, Michigan

September 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us at Herrick District Library in Holland to celebrate Holland's Latino communities. All are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will be given a printed...

Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers)

The Urban Native American Experience in Grand Rapids

November 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for the opening of the "Urban Native American Experience in Grand Rapids" exhibit. The event will include a welcome address and reception and is a part of the Gi-gikinomaage-min...

Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers)

Campus Dialogue: The Urban Native American Experience in Grand Rapids

November 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for a campus dialogue exploring the "Urban Native American Experience in Grand Rapids."  The event will also formally close the accompanying exhibit a and is a part of...

7th Annual Local History Roundtable

7th Annual Local History Roundtable

March 24, 2016 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Save the Date: Please join us for the 7th Annual Local History Roundtable. Focused on Changing Communities. The event will be held on GVSUs Allendale Campus.

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News

Discovering One's Heritage

Discovering One's Heritage

August 29, 2015

HOLLAND (Mich.) -- Melanie Shell-Weiss talks with Gary Stevens about "Nuestra Comunidad Hispana"

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana Launches in Holland

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana Launches in Holland

August 24, 2015

"Nuestra Comunidad Hispana" launched on Sunday, August 23 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. The effort, which celebrates Holland, Michigan's Hispanic communities, will be collecting stories and photos through October 2015.

GVSU program to Expand for Holland Hispanics

GVSU program to Expand for Holland Hispanics

August 20, 2015

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Grand Valley State University is expanding its oral history project series to Holland.

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana: Celebrating Holland's Hispanic Heritage

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana: Celebrating Holland's Hispanic Heritage

August 18, 2015

GVSU's Kutsche Office will partner with the City of Holland, Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP), Herrick District Library, and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church to collect oral histories and portraits of Hispanic residents.

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Become a Friend of the Kutsche Office

You can be a part of this exciting initiative by becoming a Friend of the Kutsche Office of Local History by making a gift of $45.  Your gift will allow you discounts to future programs of the Kutsche Office of Local History.

To learn more and to donate, click here.