Kutsche Office of Local History

Flint pediatrician will discuss public health, public trust during Great Michigan Read virtual event

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who uncovered the impact lead in Flint's water system was having on children, will discuss public health and environmental inequality during a virtual event presented in partnership by Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History and Grand Rapids Public Library.

Oct 12, 2020


Kutsche Office of Local History presents Muskegon resident with award for mentorship, advocacy

The Kutsche Office of Local History has recognized Muskegon resident Connie Navarro with its annual award for mentorship and advocacy.

Apr 9, 2020


Pediatrician who uncovered Flint water crisis will visit campus as part of Great Michigan Read

The author of a book recounting her discovery of how children and residents of Flint were exposed to lead in their drinking water will visit campus as part of the Great Michigan Read.

Mar 10, 2020


Kutsche Office of Local History will host annual luncheon

The Kutsche Office of Local History will host its fourth annual luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, and highlight partners and organizations associated with its Connections Along the Grand River exhibition.

Oct 8, 2019


GVSU will participate as partner in Great Michigan Read

The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley is participating as a partner in the Great Michigan Read and will welcome author Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to campus in the winter 2020 semester.

Aug 5, 2019


Events planned to celebrate Asian American culture

Grand Valley will host the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Celebration with a series of events through April. 

Feb 8, 2019


Exhibit explores Saugatuck-Douglas history with LGBT community

During the Cold War, the twin West Michigan beach towns of Saugatuck and Douglas turned into a haven for college students, motorcycle gangs, hippies and other diverse communities. The towns' inclusivity caused Saugatuck-Douglas to become a popular destination for the LGBT community, which found acceptance there in the face of social and legal discrimination. The Kutsche Office of Local History has created a project to document the area's history with the LGBT community. Elements from the project will be on display in the Mar

Feb 6, 2019


Kutsche Office of Local History earns MHC grant

The Kutsche Office of Local History was among 18 organizations to receive grants from the Michigan Humanities Council to support a series of public conversations that focus on the factors that connect Michigan residents to water.

Jun 12, 2018


Speakers at Kutsche Office roundtable focus on local communities

"Returning to Our Roots: Explorations of Western Michigan's Diverse Communities," was held March 29 in the Kirkhof Center.

Apr 2, 2018


Event will spotlight early women in politics

Nationally, more women than ever are running for office During an event on campus, Julia Bouwkamp and Jo Ellyn Clarey from the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council will discuss their research into the surprising number of women who ran for political office before 1920.

Feb 20, 2018