Three ROM Generations

2010s

Three ROM Generations

Era: 

  • 2010 - now

We come from hard-working immigrant roots. Schooled in both Ukrainian and English schools, my first outing from school to a downtown location was to the ROM. Although my parents, who had emigrated after the war from Ukraine, had never been to the museum, they were as excited about my school trip as I was.

My mother, a seamstress on Spadina in the era when clothes were still manufactured in Canada, grilled me about everything i had seen, heard and even touched. The love of all things new that Canada had to offer our family translated itself into a lifelong love affair with the ROM.

Both of my children attend ROM Saturday morning classes. My husband is the veterinarian who works with the ROM. I am now a volunteer with the DMV.

The opportunity to consistently learn, be amazed and encounter new areas of interest has kept our family tethered to the ROM for 50 years.
It is perhaps most fitting then, that I used mother's sewing kit to assist in the production of the ROM 100 Centennial Quilt, now showcased in Canada Court. A perfect circle of 3 generations of a love affair with the ROM.

It is perhaps most fitting then, that I used mother's sewing kit to assist in the production of the ROM 100 Centennial Quilt, now showcased in Canada Court. A perfect circle of 3 generations of a love affair with the ROM.

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