Timeline

1933 - 1968

1940s

Scary Mummy
  • man and woman unwrapping a mummy
1940s

About 1946, when I was 2 years old, my Grandparents were babysitting me in Toronto while my mother was expecting a baby. My Granddad took me to the ROM for the first time.

1940s

5 millionth visitor
  • ROM Fact
1940s

Since the doors officially opened on March 19, 1914,  5 million visitors have walked through the galleries.

1940s

Celebrating the ROM’s 100th anniversary brings to mind many memories of my time spent at the Museum in the 1940’s.

1940s

ROM Murals Created
  • wall mural portraying a horse and knight at a tournament
1940s

Sylvia Hahn, an artist on staff, completed four murals in what was then the Armour Court. Displays of armour were a popular museum feature.

1940s

J. H. Fleming, Ornithologist Extraordinaire
  • plaque honouring a donor
1940s

J. H. Fleming dies. He has had office space at the ROM since the 20s, when he willed his ornithological collection to the Museum.