Programs Archive

What The Eyes Don't See book cover

Great Michigan Read: What the Eyes Don't See

The Kutsche Office, in conjunction with the Grand Rapids Public Library, is a Michigan Humanities Great Michigan Read partner for 2019-2020. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City is Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s riveting account of her discovery that Flint’s children were being poisoned by lead leaching into the city’s drinking water. The Great Michigan Read aims to connect Michigan residents by deepening readers’ understanding of our state, our society, and our humanity. 

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Shelby Middle School 8th graders interview each other across their desks.

Growing Community Project (Oceana County)

The "Growing Community" Project aims to tell the history of the people who have lived and worked in Oceana County, Michigan by collecting oral histories and making digital copies of family photographs, news clippings, letters, journals, and other materials shared by community members.

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Nuestra Comunidad Hispana

Nuestra Comunidad Hispana


Launched as part of Hispanic Heritage Month 2015 celebrations, this project celebrates the city of Holland's diversity through the eyes of its Latino residents.

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Asian Pacific

Our Asian Pacific American Community

The nearly 50 oral histories, transcriptions, and photos collected as part of the 2016 "Our Asian Pacific American Community" Project are now a part of the permanent collections in the Herrick District Library in Holland, Michigan. 

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Grand Day in GR

Grand Day in Grand Rapids

On October 5, 2013, scores of African American visual artists, performers, musicians, and writers gathered to be interviewed and have a group photo taken at the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology (GREAAT). Called “A Grand Day In Grand Rapids,” this recreation of an iconic Harlem jazz era photo marked the first time that the local African American art
community has been brought together with the goal of documenting their work.

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