The Brigade Lecture Series

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

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.

Download a copy of the 2020 schedule here

CANCELLED: March 26  “Yankee Ingenuity: Stories of Headstrong and Resourceful People” 

Jo Radner, Freelance storyteller and oral historian

*Funded by New Hampshire Humanities

CANCELLED: April 23 “Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum as an Educational Resource”    

Andrew Bullock, Executive Director, Kearsarge Indian Museum

CANCELLED: May 28 “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things”  

Peg Fargo, Educator

CANCELLED: June 25 “Television: The Art and Ethics of Manipulation”  

John Gfroerer, Documentary Producer & Owner of Accompany

*Funded by New Hampshire Humanities

CANCELLED: July 23 Concert on the Lawn with the 39th US Army Band, N.H. Army National Guard

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

On the Manse Lawn – Bring a chair

CANCELLED: August 27 “The Life of Ona Judge Staines”   

Tammi Truax, The Portsmouth Poet Laureate and The Maine Beat Poet Laureate 2019-2020

CANCELLED: September 24  “All About Concord Cemeteries and What Goes on Behind the Stone Walls”  

Jill McDaniel-Huckins, Administrator for Concord Cemeteries

CANCELLED: October 22 “John Marshall: A Conversation”    

Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus at UNH School of Law & Civil and Human Rights Activist

Tuesday, November 24 SPECIAL EVENT

Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s 216th Birthday

Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Old North Cemetery with NH National Guard (10am)

Reception at the Manse to follow.

A graveside wreath laying will commemorate President Franklin Pierce’s 215th birthday on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 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. Second grade students from the Christa McAuliffe School will also participate in the ceremony.

Following the wreath-laying, the Pierce Brigade invites the general public to the Pierce Manse at Horseshoe Pond Lane for light refreshments.


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. (10am)

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