On Saturday March 2nd the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library is proud to present a Moonshine Panel Discussion. Come hear three retired Alcohol Beverage Control agents share their story of the Bedford County raids they participated in, including a video of the largest still ever captured in the United States in Pittsylvania County. The agents, will make it clear that moon-shining is illegal and those that do it pay a step price when caught. Jack Powell, a retired ABC agent and author will also be on hand to share his stories and sign and sell his books.
Also featured that day will be an 88 year old man from Franklin County, as well as others that will share their moon-shining stories. Common Ground will provide bluegrass music with traditional moon-shine songs. There will also be a 1939 Ford on display that was used to haul moonshine in Bedford in the 1950s. The Museum will also bring some of the moon-shining memorabilia from the area to show off.
The panel discussion will be held at the Central Virginia Community College Bedford Campus at 2pm. The cost will be $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information please contact the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library at 540-586-4520 or visit our web site at www.bedfordvamuseum.org/moonshine.”