Peace Treaty of Portsmouth: Spiritual Perspective - August 19, 2012 |
Filmmaker Don Alusic believes that faith and prayers contributed to the success of the 1905 Portsmouth Peace Treaty between Russia and Japan and that "spirituality also is an essential element in resolving conflict and attaining peace in our world today."
"The Peace Treaty of Portsmouth: A Spiritual Perspective" will be shown at Wilton Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main St., Wilton on Sunday August 19th at 4:30 pm as part of the Monthly Sunday Series – The Reel Story sponsored this month by Women Making a Difference.
Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information about the sponsoring group email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wmdnh.org. For information about the film email info@
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.
Portsmouth NH (July 28, 2005) -- The new exhibit, “An Uncommon Commitment to Peace: Portsmouth Peace Treaty 1905” will hold its Grand Opening Reception on August 7th from 5:30 to 7 pm in the new galleries of the Portsmouth Historical Society's exhibit space at the John Paul Jones House in Portsmouth. The Museum is open 11 am to 5 pm daily and tickets are $8 for adults.
The exhibit offers a complete retelling of the story of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. Stories that have never been told before, images and artifacts assembled from public and private collections, and illuminating original research bring the story of the resolution of the Russo-Japanese War into dramatic focus. Indeed, before the assembly of this particular presentation, the events of the Summer of 1905 were not clearly understood for what they were: one of the earliest demonstrations of how ordinary citizens can have extraordinary influence on world events.
Curated by Hayato Sakurai and researched by Peter Randall, Charles Doleac, Richard Candee and countless others, this exhibit is not only the focal point of the Centennial Celebration. “This exhibit is a significant addition to the scholarship on the subject of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and a touchstone for the vast amount of information now assembled in the libraries and permanent collections of the region,” said Charles Doleac, Co-Chairman of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee. ”The information contained in the exhibit and on the permanent website, www.portsmouthpeacetreaty.com is so detailed that The Library of Congress is in the process of recognizing us as an important resource for the topic. This achievement is the lasting legacy of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee and the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire which made the website, the Exhibit and future traveling versions of the exhibit possible through a grant from the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation.” For more information on the exhibit and the Centennial celebrations taking place through October, visit www.portsmouthpeacetreaty.com. ###