The 7th Annual Local History Roundtable will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Mary Idema Pew Library on GVSU's Allendale Campus. Focused on the theme, "Changing Communities," the meeting will explore how West Michigan cities like Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon have transformed over the past century and more. Please join us!
A registration fee of $25 includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the full day plus all conference related materials. Registration is free for Kutsche Office Members. Members also receive additional benefits throughout the year.
Each spring, the Local History Roundtable brings together librarians, archivists, curators, community members, preservationists, educators, students, and others who share a passion for local history. The one to two day conference is organized by a local, volunteer planning committee. A different theme and location is chosen each year. We hope you will join us for the 2016 meeting.
Highlights of this year's meeting include an opening keynote address by Professor Todd Robinson, author of A City Within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids. Professor Robinson is a specialist in urban and African-American history. He is currently an Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Other highlights include:
We hope you will join us! Registration for the 2016 meeting is now open. Register here.
Kutsche Office members always receive free admission to the Roundtable, among other benefits. Visit the "Friends of the Kutsche Office" page to learn more and to become a 2016 member.