ECRL and the MN Historical Society present ‘The Accidental Hero’

Colonel Matt Konop

East Central Regional Library and the MN Historical Society present “The Accidental Hero” by Patrick

Dewane. This program will be performed at the Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

This show tells the extraordinary true story of a modest farm boy from the Midwest who ended up liberating the very towns in Czechoslovakia where his grandparents once lived.  Told with rare color World War II film footage, music and photos from the 1940s, this show has wowed audiences in New York and across the Midwest.

Colonel Matt Konop rarely talked about World War II after his return. Then years after his death his grandson was handed a pile of typewritten pages that a family member had discovered in a box in the basement. The grandson couldn’t believe what he read, an epic tale that was part Forest Gump, part Luke Skywalker, and part General Patton. “The Accidental Hero” is an astonishing one-man play about history, the reality of war, and the mystery of heroes.

Written and performed by the grandson of the old WW II war hero, it is, according to award-winning author Patricia Hampl, “a tour de force of storytelling.” Daniel Freeman of the Smithsonian Institute called it, “impossible to forget. Remarkable.”

The program is open to everyone who wishes to attend. They look forward to seeing you there.

This program is fund in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.