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The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs congratulates Chris Hall who was recently named lead historic-site interpreter at the Johnson Victrola Museum located at 375 S. New St. in Dover, Del. The museum chronicles the life and achievements of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.
As part of his responsibilities, Hall will oversee the museum’s day-to-day operations, develop and implement educational and interpretive programs, and coordinate community outreach and special events.
Hall has served as a historic-site interpreter for the division since 2011. During his tenure, he played a leading role in developing historical-theater productions and special programs including “The Evolution of Black Recorded Music” series at the Johnson Victrola Museum and the history-meets-creative-fancy plays as part of Dover Comic Con including “The Scorched Pamphlet: Sherlock Holmes Returns to Delaware” and “Caesar Rodney Meets Dr. Who” at The Old State House.
A Connecticut native, Hall has lived in Delaware since he was three years old, graduating from Caesar Rodney High School in 2007 and Wesley College where he received a bachelor’s degree in history in 2011.