Our Mission: "Giving Voice to Diverse Communities Through History"

Located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Kutsche Office is home to the annual Local History Roundtable as well as multiple projects designed to support local groups and people to preserve, protect, and retain their histories.  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 kutsche@gvsu.edu to learn more about how we can work with you.


Our Asian Pacific American Community

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Our Asian and Pacific American Community exhibit and oral history archive at Herrick District Library in Holland a success. The exhibit will remain on display in the Herrick Library Auditorium through Monday, May 2. For more information, please call (616)331-8099 or email kutsche@gvsu.edu


Events

NEH

Community Luncheon and Training: Growing Community

May 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On Monday, May 16 we will host a luncheon and training for community volunteers who want to assist with the "Growing Community: Oceana County's Agricultural History" project. For more...

Grand Rapids Public Museum

Guided Tour and Oral History Celebration

May 17, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for guided tours of the "Walking Beyond Our Ancestors' Footsteps: An Urban Native Experience" exhibit, reception, and oral history celebration....

NEH Common Heritage Grant

Community History Harvest

June 18, 2016 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 18 at Hart City Hall and the Hart Library to share your memories and family history. This "Community History Harvest" offers all members of Oceana County a chance...

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News

Don't miss "Our Asian Pacific American Community"

Don't miss "Our Asian Pacific American Community"

April 22, 2016

The public is invited to a reception to view the exhibit of "Our Asian Pacific American Community" story collection. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25.

Reception will celebrate GVSU, community exhibition of stories

Reception will celebrate GVSU, community exhibition of stories

April 22, 2016

HOLLAND, Mich.  The stories of Asian Pacific Americans will be highlighted in an exhibition and celebrated with a reception on Monday, April 25, at the Herrick District Library.

'History Harvest' to preserve Oceana's Agricultural Past

'History Harvest' to preserve Oceana's Agricultural Past

April 20, 2016

The Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society in collaboration with the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University and the Oceana Hispanic Center hopes to collect oral histories and other memorabilia...

First Area Powwow of the Year Held at GVSU

First Area Powwow of the Year Held at GVSU

April 12, 2016

The first West Michigan Powwow of the season took place at Grand Valley State University over the weekend. Hundreds gathered around an oval arena in the center of the GVSU Fieldhouse: men and women and children dressed in full regalia.

Our Asian Pacific American Community Exhibition and Public Reception

Our Asian Pacific American Community Exhibition and Public Reception

April 11, 2016

Holland, MI  On Monday, April 25, Herrick District Library will host a public reception and exhibit of the Our Asian Pacific American Community story collection at 6:30p.m.

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Become a Friend of the Kutsche Office

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.

Click here to learn more and to donate.