Sep 05, 2014 3:47 PM
PORTSMOUTH PEACE TREATY DAY
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 (September 13, 2005) – The Portsmouth Peace Treaty, a pivotal moment in the history of the seaside city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- and the world -- as the place that earned President Teddy Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end the bloody Russo-Japanese War, now has a permanent, tangible presence in the city. Visitors and residents alike can follow the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Trail among the bricks of the historic city, either with a self-guided tour map or in the company of walking, trolley and harbor cruise tour guides and staff in the various Portsmouth Peace Treaty exhibit venues. Polished to perfection over a 30-day celebration of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial that culminated on September 5th, the components of the city’s salute to its leading role on the world stage in 1905 endure.
A comprehensive school curriculum for grades 4-12 created by Northeast Cultural Coop and Dr. Robert Lister, Superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools, is expected to bring school children to the “source” as is extensive publicity in the Japanese media over the summer. Visitors as well as locals who want to see what all the summer’s fuss was about, should check the constantly updated calendar at www.portsmouthpeacetreaty.com. Key tours and exhibits include:
· "An Uncommon Commitment to Peace: Portsmouth Peace Treaty 1905" exhibit of artifacts and timeline, John Paul Jones Museum of the Portsmouth Historical Society, corner of Middle and State Streets, Portsmouth. Daily through October 31, 11-5. Admission $10. Seniors, AAA members and local residents, $8. 603-431-2538, www.portsmouthhistory.org
· "PEACE! A Pictorial History of the
· "African Symbols of Peace," Seacoast African American Cultural Center,
· "War and Peace: Images from the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05" Portsmouth Athenaeum, Randall Gallery, 6-8 Market Square, Open Thurs, 1-4 p.m; Sat 10- 4 pm. Through November 5. Free. Contact: 603-431-2538