39th Army Band

Members of the 39th Army Band take a moment for selfies during a performance at the Ilopango Air Show in El Salvador on Jan. 26, 2019.

CONCORD — The Pierce Brigade will host the New Hampshire Army National Guard 39th Army Band for a free summer concert on the lawn of the Pierce Manse — former President Franklin Pierce’s historic home — on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

The Pierce Manse is located at 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane in Concord and will be open to the public from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the concert.

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 NHARNG 39th Army Band is led by Chief Warrant Officer Sean M. Pinsonneault.The concert is part of the 2019 Brigade Lectures Series, which focuses on New Hampshire history and culture. Brigade Lecture Series programs, which are all free and open to the public, typically occur on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The Pierce Manse is open to the public for guided tours Tuesday through Saturday through Aug. 31, and Friday and Saturday through Oct. 2 this year. More information is available at piercemanse.org.

The Pierce Brigade is the membership organization dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of former President Franklin Pierce. Pierce and his family owned the Pierce Manse from 1842 to 1848. In 1971, the Pierce Manse was saved from demolition by the Pierce Brigade and was moved to its current location.