Kutsche Office of Local History to host roundtable

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The Kutsche Office of Local History will host its fourth annual Local History Roundtable, focusing this year on Native Americans in West Michigan.

The Roundtable, “Natives, Settlers, Founders: Our Shared Story of Community Growth,” is set for Thursday, April 18, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus St. Cost to attend is $20 (free for students) and includes breakfast and lunch. Register online at www.gvsu.edu/localhistoryroundtable or call (616) 331-8099.

Scheduled speakers are Marjie Viveen, a local historian who has led serveral preservation projects; Paul Trapp, retired history teacher from Grand Haven; and Eric Eric Hemenway, director of the Repatriation, Archvies and Records department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

Roundtable discussion topics will include grant writing, genealogy, research and publishing.

The Kutsche Office of Local History is dedicated to promoting and supporting research on underrepresented or marginalized groups in Western Michigan.