Timeline

1933 - 1968

1960s

The Bishop White Committee
  • audience looking at unseen speaker
1960s

Louise Hawley Stone founds the Bishop White Committee, which still exists. It was the prototype for "Friends of ...." various departments.

1950s

Masks
  • Heinrich greets Mrs. Nathan Phillips, the Mayor's wife
1950s

The opening gala for the 1959 exhibition "Masks: the Many Faces of Man" was great fun.

1950s

11 millionth visitor
  • ROM Fact
1950s

In just 13 years the ROM more than doubles its total attendance. Since opening its doors on March 19, 1914,  the ROM has welcomed 11 million visitors.

1950s

Dawn of DMV
  • group shot of Volunteer presidents
1950s

Museum Volunteers committee is started, soon becoming the Department of Museum Volunteers. Over the years since, it has been a crucial force in fundraising and programming.

1950s

Theodore A. Heinrich, Director, 1955-1962
  • Heinrich dances with Margaret Walker
1950s

Theodore Heinrich is appointed Director, the first for a single ROM. He has come from New York and is a novelty in Toronto the Good.  A new era begins with a flurry of restructuring.