Tulare native Chris Harrell is the Executive Director-Curator of the Tulare Historical Museum. Chris coordinates the Museum's extensive historical collections, the Tom Hennion Archives Center, and is responsible for both the day to day and long term operations of the Museum and its grounds. A fourth generation Tularean, maternal and paternal, Chris first began volunteering with the Museum in 1994 while in high school and then college. During that time, he assisted in the formation of the Bob Mathias and Sim Iness Olympic Collections, as well as the Military History Wing and its Manuel Toledo Military Collection. Chris became Museum Curator in 2013. Chris' background includes being an educator and coach, project manager and event coordinator. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in the Security Forces field for eight years.