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.
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July 26
SPECIAL EVENT: Open House & Ice Cream Social (5:30-6:30pm)
Concert on the lawn with music by The 39th US Army Band—NH Army National Guard  (7pm)
Bring a chair

The 39th Army Band is comprised of musicians representing many communities throughout the state. The members of the 39th Army Band are dedicated soldiers whose high standard of performance is respected and anticipated whenever they perform. The 39th Army Band is a shining example of New Hampshire's soldiers at their finest.

The 39th Army Band, New Hampshire Army National Guard can trace its lineage back 139 years to its inception in Manchester in 1879. The band is stationed in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Manchester Readiness Center located at 1059 Canal Street. The 39th Army Band has represented the United States of America overseas on missions that have included St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Athens, Greece and Good Will Ambassadors to the country of Costa Rica in July 1995. They performed for President George W. Bush during a New Hampshire visit and assisted the state of Louisiana during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

August 23, 7pm
“History of the Audi” (aka. Concord City Auditorium)
Carol Bagan, a Friend of the Audi

September 27, 7pm
“The History of Seeds”
Kevin Bragg, Owner Canterbury Plantation

October 25, 7pm
“History of Bands in America”
 Tom Fisk, Music Educator

November 22, 10am
SPECIAL EVENT: Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s Birthday

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.

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. Students from the Christa McAuliffe School will also participate in the ceremony.Type your paragraph here.