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 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 at Holland's West K-7 School for a final day of story and portrait collection on Tuesday, October 21. Time will be announced early this week (October 12). This effort is part...
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...
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...
Please join us for the opening reception for the Nuestra Comunidad Hispana exhibition at Herrick District Library on December 7, 2015. Time will be announced late this month. Nuestra Comunidad Hispana...
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.
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.
September 26, 2015
Kutsche Office partnership, "Nuestra Comunidad," featured on Michigan Public Radio
September 25, 2015
GVSU will host an exhibition, "Walking Beyond Our Ancestors' Footsteps: An Urban Native American Experience," beginning November 3 at the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on the Allendale Campus.
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.
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