Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners & Border Wars – A Preview of Daniel Francis’ New Book


Join noted historian Daniel Francis for a preview of his forthcoming book, Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners & Border Wars. The book follows the story of North American prohibition from a Canadian perspective, describing our country’s own short-lived ban on alcohol during World War I and the federal and provincial governments’ attempts to control the social habits of Canadians. Smugglers, gangsters, and bootleggers abound.

Daniel Francis will be speaking at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ Community History Centre (3203 Institute Road) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm. Admission is free.

For more information contact the North Vancouver Museum & Archives at (604) 990-3700 ext. 8003.