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Growing Community Project

The "Growing Community" Project aims to tell the history of the people who have lived and worked in Oceana County, Michigan for the first time. Through the 2016 calendar year, we are collecting oral histories and making digital copies of family photographs, news clippings, letters, journals, and other materials shared by community members. We hope you will join us by sharing your story!

Partners in this endeavor include GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History, El Centro Hispano de Oceana, and the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society.

NEH Common Heritage Grant Recipient

Growing Community Project

Growing Community Project

Growing Community Project

To Share Your Story:

Contact El Centro Hispano de Oceana County or the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society to schedule a time for an interview or to have photos or other documents scanned.

All original materials will be returned to you. You will also receive a copy of your oral history to keep.

Community Volunteer Training

Want to help interview or scan documents as part of this project? Please contact the Oceana County Historical and Genealogical Society or El Centro Hispano de Oceana to learn more.

Or call (616)331-8099 or email kutsche@gvsu.edu

History Harvest

An all day "History Harvest" was held in the Hart Library and Hart City Hall on Saturday, June 18 , 10-3 p.m.

Please contact us to learn about upcoming events and opportunities to share your story.

Thank you Shelby Middle School students!

Shelby's 8th graders in Mr. Kevin Joffre's classes made history on Wednesday, April 27 by sharing their stories about growing up in Oceana County. Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you will share your story, too....