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

Located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Kutsche Office 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.  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 to learn more about how we can work with you.


Growing Community in Oceana County

Join us on Saturday, June 18!

Please join us from anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in Hart, Michigan to make history as we record stories, digitize photos, letters, and other materials that tell the history of Oceana County's growing communities. Participation is free and open to all. The event will be held in the Hart Community Center, 407 State Street (across from the Public Library).


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Memories preserved during 'History Harvest'

Memories preserved during 'History Harvest'

June 22, 2016

A $11,500 Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities was put to use Saturday, June 18 during the Growing Community: Oceanas Agricultural History History Harvest.

Urban Native Experience Featured at Museum Exhibit

Urban Native Experience Featured at Museum Exhibit

May 23, 2016

WGVU Inclusion and Equity Reporter Mariano Avila talks with members of Wandering Nation and others at the "Walking Beyond Our Ancestors' Footsteps" exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

New Director: Dr. Kimberly McKee to Direct the Kutsche Office starting August 2016

New Director: Dr. Kimberly McKee to Direct the Kutsche Office starting August 2016

May 11, 2016

Starting August 6, Dr. Kimberly McKee will serve as the new Director of the GVSU Kutsche Office of Local History.

Don't miss "Our Asian Pacific American Community"

Don't miss "Our Asian Pacific American Community"

April 22, 2016

The public is invited to a reception to view the exhibit of "Our Asian Pacific American Community" story collection. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25.

Reception will celebrate GVSU, community exhibition of stories

Reception will celebrate GVSU, community exhibition of stories

April 22, 2016

HOLLAND, Mich.  The stories of Asian Pacific Americans will be highlighted in an exhibition and celebrated with a reception on Monday, April 25, at the Herrick District Library.

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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.

Click here to learn more and to donate.