The Brigade Lecture Series

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

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.
Download a copy of the calendar here.

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

Emma Bray, Executive Director of the American Independence Museum

Recognized as the nation's first veterans organization, the Society of the Cincinnati is relatively unknown. With membership only open to male descendants of Revolutionary War officers, which included President Franklin Pierce, they have long been shrouded in secrecy. American Independence Museum Executive Director Emma Bray will lift the veil on this dynamic group and the museum they operate in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire. The presentation is a chance to learn about the Society’s work, from their founding through today.

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.