Nov 14, 2012

Civil War & Women's Movement

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College on Tuesday, Nov. 27 will present “Civil War and Women’s Movement,” a program by John and Karen DeVries. It will be held in E203 of the Brainerd campus Business and Industry Center starting at 4 p.m. John DeVries taught economics and history at CLC from 1974 to 2011, when he retired. He taught social studies and history at New Prague Community Schools and served in the U.S. Army before moving to Brainerd with his family in 1974. Karen DeVries taught secondary English in New Prague and Brainerd. She retired in 2011 after operating a quilt shop, Colorz for Quilts.  She has been an avid quilter since the 1970’s and has always been interested in history of quilts and more recently, Civil War-era quilts and their makers. Admission is free to members of the Center for Lifelong Learning and $6 for non-members. To register and pay online, go to and click on courses. Information is also available by email to or calling (218) 855-8142.