The MHSO and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launched the Heritage Gallery of Canada’s Peoples in 1993. This joint MHSO-ROM initiative was made possible through the generosity of Elizabeth (Liza) Samuel. Over a ten-year period, from 1993 to 2003, the following exhibitions were mounted in the gallery. It closed when a major expansion project, Renaissance ROM, was undertaken at the museum. Despite the closure of the gallery, most of the exhibitions live on in various forms, through various media, at various venues.