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The Mob Museum
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Las Vegas, Nevada, Museums, Prohibition, Temperance Movement, 1920s American Drinking Culture, 1920s American Culture, Public History, American Protestant Religions, Organized Crime, the Mob, Las Vegas organized crime, New York organized crime, Las Vegas Entertainment
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About Me

Claire White is the Director of Education at The Mob Museum. White is responsible for the creation of educational and interpretive programs featured on-site and across Southern Nevada. She contributes to the Museum’s exhibits and blog, primarily focused on topics related to Prohibition and Las Vegas history.

White earned an MA in public history from the University of South Carolina and a BA in history and secondary education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has eighteen years of experience in museums and archives, including the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas and the Nantucket Historical Association & Whaling Museum in Massachusetts. She has guided the creation of standards-based classroom outreach programs and educational resources for both museums and archives, including The Mob Museum’s award-winning educational outreach program Investigating History and the Nantucket Historical Association’s Museum in My School. As a content expert, White has appeared on episodes of 20/20, History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan, and Josh Gates Tonight.

A public historian interested in the cultural and religious history of the United States, her research often explores how religion impacts American society. At The Mob Museum, she focuses on topics in Prohibition, Las Vegas history, and both investigative and forensic science techniques used to take down the Mob. She has written and spoken on topics as eclectic as fingerprint obliteration, Presbyterian views on evolution, the Lufthansa heist, Nantucket Quaker schools, Nevada’s public lands, and New Beer’s Eve.

In addition to her work in museums, White has written about local history, culture, and outdoor recreation for publications such as Nevada Magazine and N Magazine (Nantucket).

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Religion, Science, Urban History, Women, World War I