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The Local History Roundtable of the Kutsche Office of Local History was held Thursday, April 18, 8am-3:30pm, at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus in Grand Haven, Michigan.
This year’s event, Natives, Settlers, Founders: Our Shared Story of Community Growth, featured Eric Hemenway, Director of the Repatriation, Archives and Records Department for the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians; author and historian Marjie Viveen; and Paul Trapp, former teacher and local history writer. The event also included a guided Harbor Transit bus tour of Grand Haven, scheduled time for peer-to-peer mentoring and professional networking.
Roundtable topics included:
- launching and supporting oral history projects
- researching and publishing local history
- grant writing
- collections and archiving
- promoting and marketing programs/events
- volunteers and visitors
- researching/teaching Western Michigan’s Native American history
The Kutsche Office of Local History is dedicated to promoting and supporting research on underrepresented (marginalized) groups in Western Michigan.
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Did you miss it? The first local history radio program, “It Happened Right Here in…” aired September 12 on WGVU radio with talk show host, Shelley Irwin, and Jenison Historical Association’s Ken Williams. You can listen to the entire September radio program and subsequent programs right here on this website.
If your organization would like to be a guest on the radio program and share something historically unique about your city or organization, please email us.
The local history radio program, “It Happened Right Here in … (your city or organization)” is scheduled for the second Monday of each month. You don’t have to go to the studio to be a guest. The entire interview can be conducted via telephone and taped in advance.
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