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 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.

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.

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

Fall 2014 Kutsche Chronicle

 
 
 

Events

Paul Kutsche with members of the Oceana County Hispanic Center at the 6th Annual Local History Roundtable

Spring 2015 Kutsche Chronicle

May 1, 2015 All Day

Watch for the Spring 2015 edition of the Kutsche Chronicle! The latest edition of the Chronicle  will be published on May 1, 2015. Members of the Kutsche Office receive free copies of the Kutsche...

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News

NASA President Molly Matson talks about GVSU Spring Pow Wow

NASA President Molly Matson talks about GVSU Spring Pow Wow

April 09, 2015

Watch Fox 17's Morning Mix this morning at 9:45 a.m. to hear Molly Matson, president of GVSU's Native American Student Association, talk about this weekend's Pow Wow, Native culture, and traditions.

Historians Receive Awards

Historians Receive Awards

March 30, 2015

H. Sook Wilkinson received this year's 2015 Gordon Olson Award. Finalists for the award included Cindy Laug, CLAS Dean's Office, and Lori Shusta, Grand Valley American Indian Lodge.

Hank Meijer Speaks at Local History Roundtable

Hank Meijer Speaks at Local History Roundtable

March 26, 2015

Hank Meijer, co-chairman of Meijer Inc., gave the opening keynote address at the 6th Annual Local History Roundtable. This year's meeting was focused on "Food, Farm, and Table."

Ecojustice and Activism

Ecojustice and Activism

March 21, 2015

Project partners will present a workshop, "Making History: Art as Activism" at Eastern Michigan University's 4th annual Ecojustice and Activism Conference.

Director Melanie Shell-Weiss Interviewed on WGVU's Morning Show

Director Melanie Shell-Weiss Interviewed on WGVU's Morning Show

March 18, 2015

Kutsche Office Director Melanie Shell-Weiss talks with Shelley Irwin about the upcoming 6th Annual Local History Roundtable on WGVU's Morning Show.

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