The Kutsche Office was established with a generous gift to the University from Grand Rapids resident and retired anthropology professor, Dr. Paul Kutsche. Dr. Kutsche dreamed of creating a hands-on history program, and Grand Valley State University’s Brooks College of
Interdisciplinary Studies with its emphasis on both academics and service offered the perfect location where students from a wide variety of disciplines creatively blend knowledge with experience.
Using history to give voice to diverse communities.
The Kutsche Office of Local History supports local history and cultural heritage institutions, organizations, and practitioners in West Michigan through expertise, networking, and collaborative projects. We do this in a variety of ways including: