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The Pierce Manse was once the home of the 14th President of the United States, New Hampshire’s own Franklin Pierce.

CONCORD — The executive director of the American Independence Museum in Exeter is today presenting “Founders & Patriots: The Society of Cincinnati,” an installment in the Pierce Brigade’s 2019 Brigade Lecture Series.

The Brigade Lecture Series focuses on New Hampshire history and culture. Today’s presentation is a chance to learn about the Society’s work, from its founding through today.

Called the nation’s first veterans’ organization, the Society of the Cincinnati is relatively unknown. Its membership is open only to male descendants of Revolutionary War officers, including descendant President Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire.

Emma Stratton Bray is the director of the Revolutionary War history museum, which is owned by the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati.

The presentation will be held at the Pierce Manse at 14 Horseshoe Pond Lane in Concord at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.