Timeline

1933 - 1968

1960s

An Unexpected Visitor
  • blueprint of planetarium dome
1960s

[Chief Mineralogist Dr. Vic] Meen was in Teheran when an unexpected visitor appeared at my office door in October 1964. He seemed inconsequential: a short, elderly man in a grey overcoat.

1960s

Colonel McLaughlin funds a planetarium
  • planetarium under construction
1960s

The space exhibition may have influenced Col R S McLaughlin to donate $2m for  a planetarium and a further million as an endowment fund.

1960s

The Toronto Junior Field Naturalist Club
  • Lake trout against black background
1960s

I was a member of the TJFNC through the '60s. Our meetings took place in the theatre and spread out from there to the unexplored back rooms that contained the really good stuff.

1960s

William Swinton, Director, 1962 - 1965
  • man standing in front of dinosaur bones
1960s

William Elgin Swinton is appointed Director.

1960s

Hot Potato Dance
1960s

Victoria University at the University of Toronto is just across the street from the ROM on Charles. My university days were spent there in first year Art and Archeology.