March 10, 2015
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Kutsche Office of Local History hosts the sixth annual Local History Roundtable on Thursday, March 26 at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Highlights include talks by Hank Meijer (Meijer, Inc.) and Ellen Messer (Tufts University)
February 28, 2015
The "Gigikino-maage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project -- still in its early stages -- has begun collecting oral histories to document the urban Native American experience in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
February 2, 2015
The Kutsche Office of Local History is seeking nominations for the 2015 Gordon Olson Award, presented to someone who has made outstanding contributions to local history.
November 17, 2014
Second Native American event set for Wednesday, December 3...
November 13, 2014
Read more about the goals of the new "Gi-gikinomaage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" project.
November 12, 2014
Hear project coordinator, Belinda Bardwell, and Native News Online editor, Levi Rickert, talk about the Gi-Gikinomaage-min project today at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Michigan Radio.
November 11, 2014
Project coordinator, Belinda Bardwell, and Native News Online editor, Levi Rickert, were interviewed on WZZM's "Take Five" about the Gi-gikinomaage-min project and the significance of Native American Heritage Month.
November 10, 2014
Simone Jonaitis, project team member on the Gi-gikinomaage-min project, and member of the Native American Advisory Board was interviewed by Shelly Irwin on WGVU. This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the NEH.
November 10, 2014
Through an oral history project facilitated by Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History, the Cook Library Scholars documented the Grandville Avenue neighborhood.
September 19, 2014
The young scholars who worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood celebrated the successful conclusion of their project at the Cook Library Center September 18.