John Clayton at the Griffin Library Oct. 13 for Presidential Election history talk and slide show

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Long time columnist and Historic Association director to talk about Presidential Election history.


AUBURN, NH – The Griffin Free Library is proud to present a special evening presentation and slide show with the one and only John Clayton.

Clayton, the long time Union Leader columnist, contributor for Manchester Ink Link, and currently the executive director of the Manchester Historic Association, will offer a visual presentation on the Queen City’s role in the Presidential Primary process. The program will be held on October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

John Clayton
John Clayton

Just in time for the national election, Clayton will show and tell about the countless candidates as they’ve made their way through Manchester through the years, demonstrating how our area has become the true crucible for the primary process.

“We all joke about politicians kissing babies, but that really happens in Manchester,” Clayton said, “so we’ve uncovered photos of Manchester folks mingling with candidates from Robert Taft to Adlai Stevenson, from John F. Kennedy to Richard Nixon, and all the way up to the current campaign.”

John will also have copies of his many books on hand to sign, including Remembering Manchester: Towering Titans and Unsung Heroes.

John Clayton is executive director of the Manchester Historic Association, which was founded in 1896 to preserve, collect and share Manchester’s history. In 2001 the MHA opened the Millyard Museum in one of the renovated mill buildings of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. It is home to the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time, 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester from the time of the earliest settlement to the present time.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Kathy or Dan at 603-483-5374 or go to Griffin Free Public Library is located at 22 Hooksett Road, Auburn NH, 03032.

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