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.

June 27 “Quakers in NH–History and Present Day"

Marian Baker, The International Historian for USFWI (Quaker Women)

The Religious Society of Friends began in the 17th century in England, and today over 81,000 Quakers live and worship in the United States and Canada. This presentation is a chance to learn about the history of the Quakers in New Hampshire and their present status in the state. Attendees are encouraged to bring your questions about Quakers in general.

Presenter Marian Baker is a lifelong member of Friends (Quakers) from Hillsboro, NH, and is currently the Quaker representative on NH Council of Churches. 


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

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.

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