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9th Annual Local History Roundtable

Held on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Kirkhof Center on GVSU's Allendale campus, the 9th Annual Local History Roundtable focused on the theme "Returning to our Roots." Highlights included a morning keynote by Professor Ronald J. Stephens, from Purdue University, and authority on African American resort communtiy of Idlewild, Michigan. Presentations were also made by Kathryn Remlinger, Professor of English at GVSU and inaugural recipient of the Community Collaboration Grant. Dr. Remlinger and her student Alice Pozzobon presented their research "How Much Dutch? The Linguistic Landscape of Holland, MI." In the afternoon Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies, presented "Stories for the Next Generation:  An Indigenous Approach to Oral HIstory." We concluded the day with a tribute to "Buzz" Paul Kutsche, founder of the Kutsche Office of Local History.

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