REGISTER NOW FOR THE 9th ANNUAL LOCAL HISTORY ROUNDTABLE

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.

Click here to learn more and to donate.

Gordon Olson Award

We are now accepting nominations for the 5th Gordon Olson Award. 

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to local history? Someone who has used history to give voice to diverse communities? Please consider nominating them for the Kutsche Office of Local History’s 2018 Gordon Olson Award. Nominations will be accepted through February 16, 2018

Events

9th Annual Local History Roundtable

March 29, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Kutsche Office is excited to announce our theme for the 2018 Annual Local History Roundtable, "Returning to our Roots: Explorations of Western Michigan’s Diverse Communities.”...

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News

Kutsche Office of Local History receives a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant

December 13, 2017

Kutsche Office of Local History received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant in partnership with the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center.

Growing our Collection Documenting Summers in Saugatuck 

November 07, 2017

from the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center Growing our Collection Documenting Summers in Saugatuck  Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7PM Old School House, 130 Center St., Douglas

Collaborative article published

November 01, 2017

Melanie Shell-Weiss, Annie Benefiel, and Kimberly McKee reflect on the interdepartmental collaboration to create and preserve a digital collection.

Campus mourns death of Kutsche Office of Local History founder

May 22, 2017

Paul Kutsche, whose gift established Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History, died May 18 after several weeks in hospice care. He was 90.

Gordon Olson Award Winners Announced

March 30, 2017

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University presented two local historians with the Gordon Olson Award at a recent gathering.

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