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Birthday, Royal Ontario Museum! Celebrating 100 years!

The past 100 years have been a century of remarkable change. Through it all, the Museum has stood, changing with it. Today we celebrate our centennial, and look forward to another 100 years!

#ROM100
Having grown up at the Museum, it’s a honour to be able take part in this celebration. Through Tumblr and Twitter, I’ve been able to meet so many of you here at the Museum, and I hope that our year-long series of events (like May’s ROM Revealed) will allow me to meet more. Always let me know when you’re comin’ out! 

If you haven’t been out since you were a kid, or ever even, this is probably the best time to become re/acquainted!

You can see what the world is saying about our birthday with the #ROM100 hashtag on twitter!

More information
  • Do you have a favourite memory of the Museum? Share it HERE with our crowd sourced ROM ReCollects project!
  • Take a peek at the ROM’s upcoming events HERE!
  • BlogTO has a wonderful write up on the Museum’s history HERE.
  • The Toronto Star has always been a great supporter of the Museum. See what they’re sayin’ about #ROM100 HERE!
  • The Grid has a nice infographic on 90 million years of specimens on display at the Museum HERE. SPOILER, we also have meteorites from the formation of the solar system, 4 billion+ years old, on display too. 
  • The Torontoist has an awesome review of the ROM’s opening in 1914 HERE.
Image credits
  • The Royal Ontario Museum circa 1914. ROM archives.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum in mid 2013. Kiron Mukherjee
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: March 14th, 2014.