PORTSMOUTH PEACE TREATY DAY - September 05, 2012 |
Statewide. The NH Legislature in 2010 declared the day the Treaty was signed to be Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day in perpetuity, confirmed by Governor's Proclamation.
At 6 pm "100th Anniversary of the Cherry Trees and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Connection" an illustrated talk by Charles B. Doleac, Order of the Rising Sun gold rays with rosette. In the Discover Portsmouth Center (10 Middle St., Portsmouth), 2nd floor. Free and open to the public.
For information about ordering fine art prints of this Treaty Centennial symbol, and other commemorative items, click here.
To join the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire online, click here.
For information about the Russia Society of New Hampshire, write to
PO Box 177
Concord NH 03302-0177
For a Russian-language description of the Treaty exhibit click here.
For the Russian-language Library of Congress description of the Treaty of Portsmouth, click here.
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To learn nore, the following books are available, click here to order:
Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi
Also available, click here for ordering:
An Uncommon Commitment to Peace Exhibit Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann
Original 1905 newsreel footage on DVD
Treaty of Portsmouth 1905-2005 book of reproduction historical postcards.
The Portsmouth Peace Process: Guide for Teachers by Northeast Cultural Coop
Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail
For hours, directions, details on the Portsmouth Historical Society museum where the Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit is displayed, click here.
For hours, directions, details on Strawbery Banke Museum and the Shapiro House, owned by one of the founders of Temple Israel who figured in the Treaty citizen diplomacy, click here.
For information about Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Building 86 where the formal negotiations were held. click here.
For more information about Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, where both delegations stayed, click here.
For more information about Green Acre Bahai School and Sarah Farmer's commitment to the peace process, click here.
The Portsmouth Public Library maintains an micorfilm archive of local newspapers and an index of the relevant Treaty reporting and other related materials. The archive of original newspapers, photographs and other documents is maintained by the Portsmouth Athenaeum.
An Uncommon Commitment to Peace: Portsmouth Peace Treaty 1905 Exhibition Catalogue published by the Japan-America Society of NH, 2006. Full color reproduction of exhibit panels, timeline, photographs by Richard Haynes of exhibit art and artifacts, Patrick Stevens "Path to Peace" diagram, essay by Richard Candee on the social context. 55 pages. Price: $25.
There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall. (Portsmouth Marine Society/Peter E. Randall Publisher, 1985 republished 2002, 105 pages with illustrations) Price: $20.
Heroes & Friends: Behind the Scenes of the Treaty of Portsmouth by Michiko Nakanishi (Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2005, 120 pages with illustrations) Price: $20.
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: The Service of Thanksgiving for the Portsmouth Treaty, September 5, 1905 by Marina Grot Turkevich Naumann (Toad Hall Press, 2005, 62 page monograph with illustrations) Price: $25.
The Portsmouth Peace Process: A Guide for Teachers edited by Northeast Cultural Coop, the guide is a 295-page resource for teachers of 4-12th grade students. Curriculum supplement suitable for world and US history, art and literature. Includes CD of historical images. $20.
Treaty of Portsmouth historical postcard book with 10 different images from postcards collected from 1905. Price: $10.
Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail Map. Unfolded, 17 x 22". Suitable for framing. Price: $15.
Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Coin. Showing Building 86 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on one side and the delegates at the conference table on the reverse. 3" diameter. Price: $5. (Coin proceeds to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard holiday toy drive.)
Portsmouth Peace Treaty symbol canvas bag, with red trim. $27.
Portsmouth Peace Treaty symbol cotton polo shirt, grey with full color embroidery, $25.
DVD of Pathe 1905 newsreel showing delegates' arrival and Welcoming Parade, $10.