Social media at history museums may seem to be a paradox. But Chris Hancock proves that it can be a successful way to increase outreach and awareness. As Communications Manager at Historic Arkansas Museum, he uses cutting edge technologies (and old school methods) to spread the word about Arkansas’ earliest days.
A native of Russellville and graduate of UCA, he joined HAM in September 2014. Prior to that he was Public Information Officer at one of HAM’s sister museums – Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
In addition to getting ready for HAM’s Candlelight Gala on November 7, he is also co-chair of Pop Up in the Rock’s Pop Up West 9th which takes place on October 24.
Hancock is a member of the City of Little Rock’s City Beautiful Commission and is on the Board of studioMAIN. He is also active in the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Create Little Rock initiative.