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Archived -- Citizen Diplomacy, Manchester, and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

  • MHA - Millyard Museum 200 Bedford Street Manchester, NH 03101 (map)

The Millyard Museum welcomes NH Humanities Council speaker Charles B. Doleac, founder/moderator of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum, to present a program describing President Theodore Roosevelt’s multi-track diplomacy that included the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy and the New Hampshire citizens who hosted the thirty days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 – 110 years ago – for orchestrating the negotiations that ended what historians now call “World War Zero,” the Russo-Japanese War. 

Mr. Doleac will explain the significance of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry tree at Stark Park, recognizing the role local citizens, including prominent Manchester businessmen, played in welcoming the Japanese diplomatic delegation to tour the Amokeag Mills and other locations in Manchester and Auburn during their stay in Portsmouth in the summer of 1905.

A question and answer session will follow the illustrated talk. For more information on the program check out the page at Manchester Historic Association.