100 Years of Cherry Trees - May 11, 2012 |
Commemorating the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan to Washington DC by the Mayor of Tokyo in appreciation for the friendship shown during the negotiations to end the Russo-Japanese War, the government of Japan is presenting Portsmouth with cherry trees grafted from the DC originals. The ceremony is planned on the birthday of Henry Denison. Only the planting at Wentworth By the Sea can be viewed by the public.For information, call Stephanie Seacord, 603-772-1835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the cherry trees, click here.
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 Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize
Thanks to the interest of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee will be presenting an authentic replica of the Nobel Peace Prize to Capt. Jon Iverson, commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the Shipyard’s Treaty Museum in Building 86 in honor of continuing efforts to document the legacy of the Treaty in diplomatic history, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The lunch and presentation will take place at Wentworth By the Sea Hotel in Portsmouth/New Castle,
In 1906, the Nobel Peace Prize Committee recognized that the Portsmouth Peace Treaty would not have been signed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on September 5, 1905 had it not been for Roosevelt's good offices in arranging the formal negotiations.
”Research focused around the 100th anniversary of the Treaty in Portsmouth last year proved that Roosevelt orchestrated the dynamics of the formal and informal peace process, knowing that he could rely on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and the local people to create the positive atmosphere needed for the Russian and Japanese negotiations,” said Charles Doleac, founder of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forums and chairman of the Anniversary Committee. “This Nobel Peace Prize anniversary is a time to remember not the Theodore Roosevelt who wielded ‘big stick’ diplomacy but the Theodore Roosevelt who as President understood how to use a great nation’s diplomatic good offices for peace. Roosevelt’s Nobel recognizes that Roosevelt’s unique diplomacy was the first that used all of the forces that have since distinguished the
The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Anniversary Committee is in the process of documenting all the Centennial events and community organization involved in the 2005 anniversary in an archive, book, DVD and additions to their website which the Library of Congress recognized for its educational value and accessibility. The exhibit "An Uncommon Commitment to Peace" will open the State of