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. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

March 23, 2017

“The Infamous Isles of Shoals”      

Ann Beattie, Isles of Shoals and Marine Educator

April 27, 2017

“Crosscut: The Mills, Logging and Life on the Androscoggin”      

Rebecca Rule, story-teller and author  

Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities

May 25, 2017 

“New Hampshire and the Clipper Ship Era”      

Glen Knoblock, independent scholar, historian and author 

Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities

June 22, 2017

“Fur, Fins and Forests: How Nature Shaped New Hampshire’s  History” 

Ruth Smith, environmental educator and journalist

July 27, 2017

Open House and Concert on the Lawn

5:30-6:30pm, Open House and Ice Cream Social

7pm, Concert on the Lawn by The 39th US Army Ban, N.H. Army National Guard Band. Bring a chair

August 24, 2017

“The Marine Memorial Monument at Hampton Beach”

Aurore Eaton, historian, author and newspaper columnist

September 28 

“The Taverns in Early New Hampshire”

James Garvin, architectural historian

October 26, 2017

“Traditional New England and Celtic Folk Tunes”

The Fiddle Girls

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10am

Wreath Laying Ceremony in Old North Cemetery. Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s Birthday with N.H.Natl. Guard. Reception at the Manse to follow.