Timeline

1933 - 1968

1950s

My Three Things
  • CIBC tower 1930
1950s

When I was a kid, I was lucky to live close enough to the ROM to visit it on my own. And I did, frequently.

1940s

Evolving Governance
1940s

A new Royal Ontario Museum Act increases the size of the Board of Trustees and moves the control and budget entirely to the University of Toronto as a department.

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.