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 email@example.com 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.
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.
February 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
During the recent Standing Rock resistance to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline, American Indian journalist, Levi Rickert, knew the largest American Indian movement since the 1973 Wounded Knee was...
February 21, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Presented by Julia Bouwkamp & Jo Ellyn Clarey and co-sponsored by the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council In 1999, when local historians first turned their attention to women's...
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
November 01, 2017
Melanie Shell-Weiss, Annie Benefiel, and Kimberly McKee reflect on the interdepartmental collaboration to create and preserve a digital collection.
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.
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.
February 07, 2017
Special Winter 2017 Kutsche Chronicle now available online. We have so many great events going on we couldn't keep it to 2 issues this year!