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

The Brigade Lecture Series

The Brigade Lecture Series is cancelled for the 2021 season. Programs typically are held at 7pm on the 4th Thursday of each month March through October (unless otherwise noted) at the Pierce Manse, 14 Horseshoe Pond Land, Concord, NH. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.


July 22, 7-8pm

Concert on the Lawn and Ice Cream Social: State Street Combo

State Street Combo is a four-piece Concord-based jazz band comprised of BJ Steinberg, Ed Raczka, Tim Wildman and Jock Irvine. Locals may be familiar with the band, who have played at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana the second Sunday or Monday of every month since 1997. 

Ice cream will be served and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The concert will occur weather permitting. There is no rain date.

The Pierce Manse will be open to the public from 5:30-6:30 pm prior to the concert.


Thursday, August 26, 7pm

Concert of the Lawn: Honey Bees Trio

The Honey Bees Trio is made of up vocalist Mary Fagan, upright bassist Jock Irvine and Greg Mostovoy on saxophone and flute. The trio grooves on Americana, 1930-s Jazz, Western Swing & Originals. Buzzing around the roots of American music for a swinging good time.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concert is weather permitting. There is no rain date.

Tuesday, November 23, 10am

Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s 216th Birthday

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

A graveside wreath laying will commemorate President Franklin Pierce’s 216th birthday on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:00 am 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 Army 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.



December 18, 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 18 at 10am in Old North Cemetery, which is located at 141 North State Street in Concord, NH.

Attendees are required to wear masks and to practice social distancing.