Historical Celebrations & Commemorations

Some Recent Commemorative Publications

Some Commemorative Items from the Local History Electronic Archives

International, U.S., N.Y.S., & L.I. Historical Commemorations & Celebrations

  • Commemorative Observations (U.S. Library of Congress.  Law Library of Congress)
  • List of Commemorative Months (Wikipedia)
    • Annual History Months:
      • February:   African American History Month
      • March:       Women's History Month
      • March:        Irish Heritage Month
      • April:          National Library Week [exact dates vary by year]
      • May:           Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
      • May:           Haitian Heritage Month
      • May:           Jewish American Heritage Month
      • May:           Scandinavian American Heritage Month
      • June:           Caribbean American Heritage Month
      • June:           LGBT Pride Month
      • Sept. 15-Oct 15:    National Hispanic Heritage Month
      • October:      Archives Month in New York State
      • October:      Italian American Heritage Month
      • October:      Polish American Heritage Month
      • November:  American Indian Heritage Month
      • November:  New York State History Month
  • United Nations Observances (United Nations) - designated commemorative days, weeks, months, years, decades, and U.N. anniversaries 

Some Current and Forthcoming Commemorations

  • Bicentennial of the Latin American Wars of Independence [mostly on the U.S. model], 1808-1826 / 2008-2026
  • Vietnam War, 50th Anniversary, 1961-1975 / 2011-2025
  • World War I Centennial, 1914-1918 [1917-1921 for the U.S.] / 2014-2018 [2017-2021]
  • French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, 225th Anniversary, 1789-1815 / 2014-2030 
  • Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York State, 1917 / 2017
  • 125th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Patchogue Village, 1893 /2018
  • Woodstock Music Festival, 50th Anniversary, 1969 / 2019
  • Centennial of the Prohibition Era, 1919-1933 / 2019-2033
  • Missouri Compromise Bicentennial, 1820 2020
  • Centennial of Women Gaining the Vote in the U.S., 1920 / 2020
  • Korean War, 70th Anniversary, 1950-1953 / 2020-2023
  • Jacksonian Era Bicentennial, 1820-1850 / 2020-2050
  • September 11, 2001 Attacks, 20th Anniversary / 2021
  • First U.S.-Korean War, 150th Anniversary, 1871 2021 
  • Monroe Doctrine Bicentennial, 1823 / 2023
  • 50th Anniversary of Patchogue-Medford Library, 1973 / 2023 [Official name change, by State Charter amendment]
  • Compromise of 1850, 175th Anniversary, 2025
  • Korean War, 75th Anniversary, 1950-1953 / 2025-2028
  • 125th Anniversary of Patchogue Library's NYS Charter, December 1900 / 2025
  • American Revolution, 250th Anniversary, 1775-1783 / 2025-2033
  • 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Patchogue Library Association, June 12, 1883 / 2023
  • U.S. Declaration of Independence, 250th Anniversary, 1776 / 2026
  • Medford Scout Library, 1927-1929/30  Centennial / 2027-2029/30
  • 125th Anniversary of the first Dedication of Patchogue's Carnegie Library, March 4, 1883 / 2033
  • World War II Centennial, 1939-1945 / 2039-2045