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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
May 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
REGISTER NOW The demographics of West Michigan have changed a lot since the region found itself being settled by Dutch families and other European immigrants. More recent migration and immigration...
October 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Come join the Kutsche Office and local history organizations for our annual fall luncheon. We will discuss best practices concerning how to engage varying demographics across generations. From working...
November 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Kutsche Office partners with local communities to collect, preserve, and make accessible their unique histories. These harvests include collecting oral histories, archiving photos and historic...
April 24, 2018
The Spring 2018 Kutsche Chronicle is now online.
April 12, 2018
Marilyn Preston, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at GVSU has received the 2018 Community Collaboration Grant to support her project, "L'dor v'dor: Oral Histories of the B'nai Israel Congregation."
March 29, 2018
Jo Ellyn Clarey, a long-time local women's historian working with the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, is the recipient of the Gordon Olson Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to local history.
December 13, 2017
Kutsche Office of Local History received a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant in partnership with the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center.
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