Rum to the Rescue

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Rum to the Rescue – Bootleggers & Moonshiners in the 757

Welcome to the raucous, riotous, amazing history of alcohol in Hampton Roads. Rub elbows with bootleggers, moonshiners, and rum-runners that kept the booze flowing through Prohibition. You’ll meet the bad folks, the good folks, and the average folks that carved out a living in an outlaw era. From the police chases on land, to the Coast Guard chases on water, you’ll see the 757 in a whole new way. Travel through time from the Virginia ABC laws to how Hampton Roads has become a Craft Beer and small distillery destination. Exhibit opens December 1.

Friday Night Happy Hours in December! Only $5 at the door. Includes 2 drink tickets. Costume contests for each themed night!

December 1: Speak Easy – It’s a jazz band prohibition ball. Get out those flapper dresses and Great Gatsby suits. Moonshiners, bootleggers,  & rum runners are all welcome… as long as you have the secret Speak Easy code to get in. 

December 8: Greased Lightning – Where the Moonshiners meet the Rock-a-Billy’s. Grease your hair, get out your 50’s garb, and get ready to rock!

December 15: Ugly Sweaters – Tacky meets Tasty at this Holiday extravaganza. There is no sweater too ugly, no outfit too tacky, no rules, no boundaries… let’s just celebrate how loud we can make each other laugh.