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, 14 Horseshoe Pond Land, Concord, NH. 

Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Download a copy of the calendar here.

September 26 “The Settlement of Hillsborough”

Christina Chadwick, Curator of the Hillsborough Heritage Museum

The program will focus on the early settlers of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, its incorporation in 1772 by George III and its growth through the mid-1800s. Discussion will include the Pierce family, the turnpike and the affect the railroad had on the town.

Christina Chadwick is currently a curator for the Hillsborough Heritage Museum. After buying a house next door to Franklin Pierce’s “honeymoon cottage,” Chadwick’s interest in local history was piqued. Over the following decade, she was involved with the Franklin Pierce Homestead as both a docent and the chair of the Franklin Pierce Homestead committee. She is also the past president of the Hillsborough Historical Society and has led the Stone Arch Bridge and cemetery tours at the Living History Event.

October 24 “Lincoln and His Generals"

Jim Miller, Director of Institutional Research at Granite State College


Official Remembrance of Franklin Pierce’s 115th Birthday

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

Reception at the Manse to follow.


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 gravesite. (10am)

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