The Greater Patchogue Historical Society is pleased to welcome you to our website. This website is here to inform others about things happening in Patchogue, especially those of historical significance. You will also be able to find information concerning the society such as "How to become a member", Meetings, and Special Events. Our goal is to keep Patchogue's past alive for future generations to enjoy. Enjoy the website and feel free to send us your comments.
Brian Addonisio returns with his extensive collection of World's Fair memorabilia and will give a presentation on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Join us for a fun look back during this anniversary year of the New York World's Fair.
"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. According to legend, fellow soldiers retrieved the poem after McCrae, initially dissatisfied with his work, discarded it. "In Flanders Fields" was first published on December 8 of that year in the London-based magazine Punch.