Digital Programs Hub

Recorded Webinars & Programs

View full recordings of past webinars, programs, and tutorials by clicking here or visiting our YouTube channel.

The Kutsche Office of Local History is going digital for our 2020-2021 academic year programs. Join our mailing list, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check back here often to sign up for new events and to access recordings of past events.

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Grand Rapids Time Traveler Series

This series features the histories of various aspects of West Michigan, highlighting how the City of Grand Rapids and region evolved over the decades.

This program is on hiatus for the summer, and will resume in August 2021. Check back or join our mailing list for updates.

Image of a transparent map of Grand Rapids from Google maps and text on a teal background that says "Grand Rapids Time Traveler Series." The tag line reads "Discover more about West Michigan History."

Oral Histories & GVSU Veterans History Project

Coming July 1

James Smither, Director of the Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project, speaks about his myriad experiences with oral histories, different kinds of projects that have sprung from these primary source materials, and how he has incorporated undergraduate students into oral history projects.


GVSU Anthropology team stabilizing a 19th century Native American cemetery by the Grand River

Anthropology & Local History

Coming July 12

GVSU professor emerita Jan Brashler reflects on her time as a professor and curator of anthropology, and how archaeology and anthropology can both complement local history work. Image features a GVSU Anthropology team stabilizing a 19th century Native American cemetery by the Grand River, one of the many projects that combine local history and anthropological or archaeological field work.