Please register for our 6th Annual Local History Roundtable to be held on March 26, 2015. Our topic this year is "Food, Farm, and Table"

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 different 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!

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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.

Kutsche Office of Local History to Host Roundtable Event

Kutsche Office of Local History to Host Roundtable Event

March 10, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.The Kutsche Office of Local History hosts the sixth annual Local History Roundtable on Thursday, March 26 at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Highlights include talks by Hank Meijer (Meijer, Inc.) and Ellen Messer (Tufts University)

Urban Native American Experience Project Begins Collecting Oral Histories

Urban Native American Experience Project Begins Collecting Oral Histories

February 28, 2015

The "Gigikino-maage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project -- still in its early stages -- has begun collecting oral histories to document the urban Native American experience in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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