History Pub- Smugglers, Rum Runners and Tunnels, Presented by Chris Staudinger, All Ages

All Ages
Thursday, June 29
Doors: 6pm ** Show: 7pm

History Pub

Smugglers, Rum Runners and Tunnels  

Presented by Chris Staudinger

All Ages | Doors 6:00PM
Spanish Ballroom @
Elks Temple
565 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Thursday  June 29 2023 7:00PM


“Smugglers, Rum Runners, and Tunnels” will explore some of the most exciting and tumultuous times in Tacoma’s past. Chris Staudinger of Pretty Gritty Tours delves into the history of smugglers and rum runners who brought illegal contraband into Tacoma during the era of alcohol prohibition. The secret hatches, tunnels, and schemes used to sneak liquor, booze, and people into the city under the cover of darkness will be pried open for you to peek inside. Chris shares some of the best stories and wildest mysteries that made Tacoma a major hub for bootlegging in the early 20th century.  

Chris Staudinger has been a tour guide in Tacoma for seven years, covering the underrepresented history of the Pacific Northwest. He spent over ten years as a travel writer and an investigative travel journalist for Expedia, USA Today, and the BBC, before establishing Pretty Gritty Tours here in Tacoma. 

We will follow all state and local Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of each show. Proof of full vaccination or negative Covid-19 test may be required for entry. Please make sure to check back here before attending as policies are subject to change. No refunds will be given 

General Admission seated event. 
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable. Will Call name changes are not permitted.

“Print at Home” Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show. Print at home tickets can be physically printed out or displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door.
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