On August 14, 1963, the late president Chiang Kai Shek, in presiding the kuomintang(KMT) eighth central executive assembly of the 463rd meeting, had motioned to form a “The Preparatory Group of Commemorating Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Centennial Birthday” in Nov.12, 1965 the organization taskforce moved to conclude five commemorative measures, and a premiere of which had been to build a “Commemorative memorial hall”.
The late president Chiang Kai Shek presided the foundation laying ceremony of the memorial hall. On September 1, 1964, "The Preparatory committee of Dr. Sun's Centenniel Birthday" was formed, concluding the construction of a “Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall”; on Nov. 12, 1965, the late president Chiang Kai Shek presided the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall’s foundation laying ceremonies.
the construction work formally broke ground, commencing the construction work of the main hall structure In January 1966, The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall development council took over the building work by staging open solicitation for architectural drawings, in which the architect Wang Da-ming’s design drawings were chosen. On March 12, 1968, the construction work formally broke ground, commencing the construction work of the main hall structure.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall development council” commissioner Mr. Wang Yun-wu presided the memorial hall’s inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall development council” commissioner Mr. Wang Yun-wu presided the memorial hall’s inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony. On May 16, 1972, a completion ceremony marking the completion of main structure was held, as presented by development council commissioner Mr. Wang Yun-wu on behalf of the government, and accepted by then vice president and Executive Yuan speaker Mr. Yen Jia-gan. On Sept. 5, 1972, the “Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall administration office” was founded, with Mr. Shih Jun-wen appointed by the Taipei Municipal Government as superintendent.
On July 21, 1975, “The Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall administration office’s organization rules” were amended, and the previous management office director was revamped into director.
On October 5, 1978, the director Shih Jun-wen retired, and succeeded by director Mr. Tong Chi-shiangas.
On July 1, 1986, the memorial hall was revamped under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, and renamed as “National Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall”, and the head of the memorial hall was renamed as curator(director-general), merging also the Chungshan Hall administration office of Yangmingshan.