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 multiple projects designed to support local groups and people to preserve, protect, and retain their histories. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to learn more about how we can work with you. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please join us for the opening reception for the Nuestra Comunidad Hispana Exhibition! The event will be held at Herrick District Library on December 7, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m. Nuestra Comunidad...
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.
November 01, 2015
The Grand Rapids Native American Community is the focus of a new exhibition created in part by the GVSU Kutsche Office of Local History.
October 30, 2015
The new Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives was featured on Rapid Growth Media.
October 11, 2015
Gi-gikinomaage-min (We are all teachers) will be the focus of a panel at the national meeting of the Oral History Association in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, October 15.
October 08, 2015
Veterans who are participating in the Nuestra Comunidad project shared their experiences at Holland's Knickerbocker theatre this week.
September 26, 2015
The inaugural Grand Rapids African-American Art and Music Celebration, part of ArtPrize 2015, begins Friday, September 25.
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.