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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.

Highlights around Portsmouth include a salute by the Navy at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard followed by bell-ringing throughout the area (and beyond) at 3:47 pm. Market Square (15 Pleasant St.) reading of the Governor's Proclamation and hand-bell ringing by Portsmouth High School students. Temple Israel will blow the traditional shofar (ram's horn).  Bellringing at Wentworth By the Sea Hotel, Strawbery Banke Museum and John Paul Jones House Museum. Annual peace flag-raising at Green Acre School in Eliot ME.

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 a press kit, to be added to the Media distribution or for answers to media questions, please contact:

Stephanie Seacord
Director of Public Affairs, Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum

Press Release Archive:


Portsmouth Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee Celebrates 110th Treaty Anniversary in 2015

Portsmouth Historic Sites present "Life & Death on the Piscataqua" Symposium: Treaty 110th Anniversary

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum Receives Rare Russian Photographs

NH Bar Association International Section Awards Daniel Webster International Lawyer of the Year Honors to Charles B. Doleac



Temple Israel Hosts “Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize & Portsmouth’s Jewish Community” on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Students from Nichinan Commemorate Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial Cherry Trees

Japan-America Society of New Hampshire Commended by Japanese Government

Governor Hassan Proclaims Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day on September 5thCelebrates Citizen Diplomacy with Bell-Ringing in Downtown Portsmouth

Hanover, Dartmouth and the Japan-America Society of NH Welcome Sister City Delegation on July 26

Portsmouth High School Students in Nichinan Just As President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Announce Plan to Double Student Exchanges with Japan by 2020

Weeks Memorial Library Hosts Lancaster 250th Program:  “Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize Diplomacy, Lancaster’s Denison and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty” on June 30

Japan-America Society of New Hampshire Celebrates Blooming of Portsmouth Cherry Trees with
Pecha Kucha “Suddenly, Bloom!” on May 8 and Cherry Blossom Package at Wentworth By the Sea Hotel



Japan-America Society of NH Launches Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial Project

Concord’s Franklin Pierce Brigade Hosts “Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize & the Portsmouth Peace Treaty” on September 26, 2013

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day – September 5th – Celebrates Citizen Diplomacy with Bell-Ringing  and Unveiling of Historic Marker in Downtown Portsmouth

Japan-America Society of New Hampshire Welcomes Cherry Blossom Festival Author to Cherry Tree Tea on May 11th

Japan-America Society of NH Receives $10,000 Grant from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership for Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial




Charles B. Doleac, President of Japan-America Society of New Hampshire, receives Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette







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