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Central RED – “A Glimpse Into Central’s Fascinating Early History”

Alumni & Friends
Vermeer Banquet Hall
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM (CT) to Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT)

“A Glimpse Into Central College’s Fascinating Early History” With Bruce Boertje

Central University of Iowa was founded in 1853 and officially open on October 8, 1854. The first class totaled 37 people. This presentation will provide a high-level overview covering highlights of the first half of Central’s history from 1853-1938.

Bruce Boertje is a local historian, focusing on Pella’s history. A lifelong resident of Pella and a 1979 graduate of Central College, Bruce serves on the board of the Historic Pella Trust and contributes a weekly Facebook post regarding some facet of Pella’s unique heritage.


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Graham Conference Center Pella, IA 50219

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