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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.
 

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.

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Fall 2016 Kutsche Chronicle now online

Fall 2016 Kutsche Chronicle

Events

We the 7th documentary screening

We the 7th documentary screening

December 15, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We The 7th  Rising from generations of oppression. The Anishnabe of today are fulfilling prophecies of the past. And fighting to protect our future. WGVU in partnership with the W. K. Kellogg...

History Detectives 2017

History Detectives 2017

January 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM

History Detectives 2017 — Our 10th Anniversary! What’s happening? If you’ve ever read or heard any local history story, chances are you’ve been left wondering more about...

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News

Kutsche Office of Local History Announces Community Collaboration Grant

Kutsche Office of Local History Announces Community Collaboration Grant

October 25, 2016

Community Collaboration Grant was designed to provide meaningful opportunities for faculty working with students and communities in West Michigan.

Lakeshore county collects oral histories of residents for archives

Lakeshore county collects oral histories of residents for archives

August 22, 2016

The Kutsche Office partnership with the Oceana County Hispanic Center and the countys Historical and Genealogical Society is featured in the new GV Magazine.

Grand Rapids Filmmaker receives Sundance Grant

Grand Rapids Filmmaker receives Sundance Grant

July 29, 2016

Shane McSauby, a recent GVSU grad who worked with the Kutsche Office on the Gi-gikinomaage-min Project receives Sundance Grant.

Memories preserved during 'History Harvest'

Memories preserved during 'History Harvest'

June 22, 2016

A $11,500 Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities was put to use Saturday, June 18 during the Growing Community: Oceanas Agricultural History History Harvest.

Urban Native Experience Featured at Museum Exhibit

Urban Native Experience Featured at Museum Exhibit

May 23, 2016

WGVU Inclusion and Equity Reporter Mariano Avila talks with members of Wandering Nation and others at the "Walking Beyond Our Ancestors' Footsteps" exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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