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.
Download a copy of the calendar here.

October 24 “Lincoln and His Generals: Trial and Error in Troubled Times"

Jim Miller, Senior Manager of Institutional Research and Analytics at Plymouth State University

The program will examine President Abraham Lincoln’s working relationships with a series of Generals as he searched for one who could win the War, while he simultaneously tried to govern a nation whose inhabitants largely despised him and/or didn't know what to make of him. It will also explore the remarkable abilities Lincoln brought to the White House during trouble times.

Jim Miller is currently the Senior Manager of Institutional Research and Analytics at Plymouth State University. A resident of Canterbury, he has performed as "A Lincoln" since 2003, recreating our 16th president at historical societies, public schools, political dinners, Memorial Day ceremonies, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Granite State College, and as part of July 4th festivities at the Mount Washington Hotel. Along with educational history lectures and recitations of the Gettysburg Address, Jim has co-written and portrayed A Lincoln in a fictitious debate between the President and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.


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.