‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through downtown, Not a creature was stirring, Elm Street was shut down. Oh, the road? Sure it’s open – try to cross if you dare – But most of the widows and store fronts are bare.
John Clayton is the executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum. He previously spent 25 years as a reporter and columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader, and he is the author of seven books about Manchester and New Hampshire.
Mr. Clayton’s “In the City” column was a fixture on the front page of the Union Leader for more than 20 years and won numerous awards, including best local column from the New England Associated Press News Executives and “Best Local Author” from the readers of “New Hampshire” magazine.
Mr. Clayton received an Emmy Award for his work with New Hampshire Public Television where he was the long-time host of “New Hampshire Crossroads” and he was recently honored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council as one of the state’s “40 over 40” cultural icons.
John Hofstetter is a graphic designer who lives with his wife in Manchester’s Historic North End. John has designed for a variety of clients including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Citi Performing Arts Center, NPR, OXFAM International, The Pine Street Inn, Louis XIV, Amy Winehouse, Composer Bear McCreary, and Atlantic Records. Stateofthedesign.com
Images from the Manchester Historic Association’s collection are available for purchase for $25 per image. To browse the collection, click here.
The MHA also operates the Millyard Museum at 200 Bedford Street where the permanent exhibit, “Woven in Time,” chronicles more than 11,000 years of history in this area. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.manchesterhistoric.org