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Rum-Runners and Border Wars: Prohibition in BC

March 28 @ 7:30 pm

$15

We all know about jazz gangsters like Al Capone and the prohibition era in the United States, but Vancouver had its own flirtations with prohibition. Daniel Francis, Historian and Author of Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners and Border Wars, will explore how local law enforcement efforts to dry-up the city utterly failed, and immense fortunes were made by entrepreneurs willing to answer the demand for illegal booze. Net proceeds from this lecture benefit the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation and Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

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UWCV Members Price: $10+ tax

Man with still found on Texada Island by the Custom’s Prevention Service photo credit: Stuart Thomson, VPL Accession Number: 9544C 

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Event Categories:
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Venue

Hycroft
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
Phone:
(604) 731-4661
Website:
http://www.uwcvancouver.ca

Organizer

The University Women’s Club of Vancouver
Phone:
604 731 4661
Email:
office@uwcvancouver.ca
Website:
http://www.uwcvancouver.ca

Tickets

Heritage Lecture March 2017$15.00