The Pierce Manse * 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane * Concord, New Hampshire * 03301 * (603) 225-4555

The Brigade Lecture Series

Programs typically occur on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, March through October at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Land, Concord, NH. 

Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Open House and Ice Cream Social (5:30-6:30pm )

Band Concert on the Manse Lawn (7pm) Bring a chair

Music by The 39th US Army Band  N.H. Army National Guard Band

The 39th Army Band is comprised of musicians representing many communities throughout the state. The members of the 39th Army Band are dedicated soldiers whose high standard of performance is respected and anticipated whenever they perform. The 39th Army Band, which is led by Chief Warrant Officer Sean M. Pinsonneault, is a shining example of New Hampshire's soldiers at their finest.

The 39th Army Band, New Hampshire Army National Guard can trace its lineage back 139 years to its inception in Manchester in 1879. The band is stationed in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Manchester Readiness Center located at 1059 Canal Street. The 39th Army Band has represented the United States of America overseas on missions that have included St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Athens, Greece and Good Will Ambassadors to the country of Costa Rica in July 1995. They performed for President George W. Bush during a New Hampshire visit and assisted the state of Louisiana during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Ice cream will be served and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The concert is part of the 2019 Brigade Lectures Series, which focuses on New Hampshire history and culture. The concert is free and open to the public and will occur weather permitting. There is no rain date.

August 22 “Founders & Patriots: The Society of Cincinnati”  

Emma Bray, Executive Director of the American Independence Museum

September 26 “The Settlement of Hillsborough”

Christina Chadwick, Curator of the Hillsborough Heritage Museum

October 24 “Lincoln and His Generals"

Jim Miller, Director of Institutional Research at Granite State College


Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s 115th Birthday

NH National Guard Wreath Laying Ceremony at the  Old North Cemetery (10am)

Reception at the Manse to follow.


Wreaths Across America Ceremony honoring all veterans in the Old North Cemetery

This ceremony coincides with others across the USA remembering the service of all veterans with a Christmas wreath previously placed at each gravesite. (10am)

All programs, except as noted, will be held at the Franklin Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane.