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Lecture Series: Bailey Pryor

May 14 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Real McCoy

Thursday, May 14 • 7 p.m.
Presented by Bailey Pryor

It was an era unlike any other in American history. The nineteen twenties was an iconic age of political intolerance and emerging social freedoms. It was the age of Prohibition that gave birth to such iconic characters as The Flapper, The Private Eye and Organized Crime. For many people, it was an age of opportunity. Bill McCoy was one such character. A new generation bootlegger who earned the name “The Real McCoy” because he always delivered undiluted alcohol. His whiskey, gin and rum were always uncut and his patrons loved him for it.

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May 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mark Arduini
(757) 591-7749


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222