Timeline

1914 - 1933

1910s

George Crofts and the Chinese collections
  • side portrait of man against dark background
1910s

One day, Currelly was showing a distinguished visitor around at the end of the day. Thus he missed another caller, who left a card.

1910s

A Prominent Woman
  • painting of Sarah Warren
1910s

Mrs Warren was the only woman on the first Board of Trustees and she served for 40 years. When her husband died unexpectedly in 1909, she took over the running of his company.

1905 - 1914

1900s

Doors Open
  • man emerging from car with others greeting him
1900s

March 19, 1914 is ROM's official opening day.

1900s

Bill 138: A home for culture and science
  • man examining a drawing
1900s

On April 16, 1912, Bill 138 formally establishing the ROM received Royal Assent to “provide a home for culture and science under the same academical roof”.

1914

ROM exhibit cases from 1914
  • display room in Waterloo Museum
1914

Like many museums across Ontario, the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener has benefitted from gifts from the Royal Ontario Museum - particularly when it has upgraded exhibit cases during past...