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Sep 4, Nevers' 2nd Regiment Band
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
Presented by McLane Law Firm

Nevers' Second Regiment Band, which played at the Portsmouth Peace Treaty signing celebrations in 1905, is Concord, New Hampshire's community band, dedicated to bringing an annual series of summer concerts to the greater Concord area and throughout the state.

Its compound name derives from its military affiliation with the Second Regiment of the NH National Guard and its direction for more than half a century by Claremont cornetist, Arthur Nevers. Throughout its years of service, Nevers' Band has remained a professional civilian community band, but its military origins have always flavored its history and traditions. Nevers' Band always will be an important part of New Hampshire's heritage.


The Diplomat March, John Philip Sousa
Poet and Peasant Overture, Franz von Suppe
Charge of the Rough Riders, J. W. Casey
Arbucklenian Polka, Hartman (Trumpet solo -- Val Zanchuk)
The Peacemaker, Harry L. Alford
Coronation March , Giacomo
Meyerbeer from The Prophet (conducted by Richard Spicer)
The Prince of Pilsen, Gustav Luder
The Treaty of Portsmouth, W.H. Scouton
Serenade for Flute and Horn , Titl (Deborah Giles Lincoln, Flute; Maryanne Sisk, French Horn) Japan (Kimigayo)
Patriotic Song Russia, Svoff (Lord, God Protect the Czar)
The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key

Christ Church In 1905 both delegations attended services at the original Christ Church which was later destroyed by fire; and on September 5th, it was the site of a special Russian Orthodox peace service attended by Ambassador Witte and the Russian delegation, following the Treaty signing. The 1905 bell tower from the original Christ Church survives at this new location.

For a month's view Calendar, click here.



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For information about ordering fine art prints of this Treaty Centennial symbol, and other commemorative items, click here.


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To learn more about the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire

Mailing address:
82 Court Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

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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.


 News and Links

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

There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth by Peter E. Randall

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.



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