Events at The Manse

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


The Brigade Lecture Series is a monthly lecture series that is free and open to the public. Programs are typically held at 2pm on Wednesdays each month May through October (unless otherwise noted) at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Land, Concord, NH. Seating is limited. You can download a printable event calendar here

June 28           

Stories of the Civil War

Matt Fisk, Educator and Vice Principal of Bow High School


July 20 (rain date July 21)
5:30-6:30pm, Ice Cream Social
7pm, Concert on the Lawn with the Nevers Band

Join us for an evening of toe tapping music on the Manse Lawn. Ice cream will be served and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The concert will occur weather permitting.

August 23

Out of the Shadows—Shedding Light on the Life of Jane Pierce

Phyllis Gagnon, Pierce Manse Guide and Historical House Docent

September 27

Wit and Wisdom—The Forgotten Literary Life of New England Villages
Jill Radner, Freelance Storyteller and Oral Historian

Sponsored by NH Humanities        

October 25

Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?
Richard Hesse, Prof. Emeritus, UNH School of Law
Sponsored by NH Humanities


Tuesday, November 21, 10am

Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s 218th Birthday

Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Old North Cemetery with NH National Guard

A graveside wreath laying will commemorate President Franklin Pierce’s 218th birthday in Old North Cemetery in Concord, New Hampshire. The wreath is sent annually from the White House and commemorates the president’s date of birth and contributions serving in the country’s highest office. Members of the New Hampshire National Guard and the Pierce Brigade will lay the wreath, present the colors and a salute. Old North Cemetery is located at 141 North State Street in Concord, NH. A reception will follow at the Pierce Manse.


December 16, 10am

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 grave.

Volunteers wishing to assist in the placement of wreaths on veteran’s graves are invited to join the Pierce Brigade on Friday, December 15 at 10am in Old North Cemetery, which is located at 141 North State Street in Concord, NH.