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.
1933 - 1968
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.
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.
Since the doors officially opened on March 19, 1914, 5 million visitors have walked through the galleries.
Celebrating the ROM’s 100th anniversary brings to mind many memories of my time spent at the Museum in the 1940’s.