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Celebrating the ROM's Centennial in Style

Currelly Society members gathered for a traditional afternoon tea in celebration of the ROM’s Centennial on April 3, 2014. More than 100 guests—many wearing vintage hats and gorgeous gloves—enjoyed fine teas, gourmet sweets and savoury bites.

Against the backdrop of a beautiful palm court, attendees honoured the life and legacy of Charles Trick Curelly—the ROM’s first director—and his wife, Ada Mary. Guests were offered a rare glimpse of archival photos of Currelly’s trips abroad, where he collected objects and artifacts for the early Royal Ontario Museum, and a special look at the making of Around 1914: Design in a New Age.

Currelly Society members have promised a future gift to the ROM in their will and enjoy special luncheons and lectures with curatorial staff. As part of the Currelly Society 100 x 100 Campaign, we aim to welcome 100 new members in the ROM’s Centennial year. To learn more about including the ROM in your estate plans, please contact Janice Correa, Director, Legacy & Leadership Gifts at 416.586.5578 or