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.
 

 

Events

The World's Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars

September 18, 2019 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The World's Greatest Minstrel Show Under the Stars: Blackface Minstrels, Community Identity, and the Lowell Showboat, 1932-1977. The Lowell Showboat, named Robert E. Lee, entertained thousands...

4th Annual Lunch with the Kutsche Office

October 15, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We hope you will join us for our 4th annual fall luncheon. This event grows every year and is a great opportunity for local history organizations including societies, museums, libraries, as well...

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News

GVSU will participate as partner in Great Michigan Read

August 05, 2019

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.

Kutsche Office Nominated for Michigan Humanities Award

June 17, 2019

The Kutsche Office of Local History was nominated as Humanities Community Partner of the Year.

Winter 2019 Kutsche Chronicle Now available online

January 17, 2019

Winter 2019 Kutsche Chronicle Now available online.

Now Accepting Nominations for the Gordon Olson Award

December 13, 2018

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 2019 Gordon Olson Award.

Community Collaboration Grant-Call for Proposals

November 06, 2018

The Kutsche Office of Local History is proud to announce our grant opportunity to tenure track and tenured faculty who work with a community partner.

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