Grace Morgan Annual Dinner
Our May speaker was Dr. Peter Kaellgren, who has become an expert on orchids since his retirement from the Royal Ontario Museum in 2009. His travels in search of orchids have taken him all over Ontario, where most of Canada’s 77 native orchids are located.
Peter illustrated his talk with a slide show and explained how some of them came by their names. There are laws against poaching orchids, and he warned us that there is a fine up to a $25,000 and possible jail time for breaking that law.
With thanks to the club Archivist.
Peter Kaellgren served as a curator in the European Department at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, from 1972 until the end of 2009. He worked on ceramics, glass, furniture, design graphics, metalwork, and particularly silver. Dr. Kaellgren received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1987. He has lectured widely and taught courses on the history of European ceramics and glass for the University of Toronto. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals and popular publications. He is a member of the American Ceramic Circle, the Glass Circle, the National American Glass Club, the Silver Society (England) and a founding member of the Silver Society of Canada. Upon his retirement in 2009, he was granted Curator Emeritus by the Royal Ontario Museum.