The Berthoud Historical Society in cooperation with the Moon Theatre Company is pleased to announce a special speaker program on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the McCarty Fickel Historic Home Museum (645 7th St. Berthoud) at 7pm.
Suggested donation $5 per person will be collected at the door.
The program includes a performance of two scenes from the Moon Theatre’s upcoming production of Beets! It will also feature presentations by playwright Rick Padden and local farmer Bob Lebsack talking about the historical connections in the play.
Beets! Is a historical fiction inspired by actual events that took place in the Berthoud sugar beet fields during WWII. Faced with a bumper crop, and with no one to harvest it, local farmers turned to the POWs housed at camp 202 near Greeley. Berthoud farmers trucked captured German soldiers into the fields to harvest sugar beets and save the crops.
Come and learn more about this little-known chapter in Berthoud’s history.