Banting House NHSC

My First Week at Banting House

Hello all! My name is Kylie Smith and this summer, I am the Special Events Assistant/Interpreter at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. As a history and anthropology student at The University of Western Ontario, the prospect of working in a museum for the summer is an exciting one for me. This has been my first week, and what a week it has been!

Banting House has exceeded all my expectations. Here I have found a lively and busy environment, where already I have met people from across Canada and the world. From the dedicated volunteers who help run Banting House and my fellow coworkers to the visitors, I have enjoyed hearing everyone’s remarkable stories about what led them here. Banting House is so much more than just a museum; it is a place of inspiration and pilgrimage for many.

Like every summer job, the first few days are filled with excitement, trepidation, and plenty of information. Getting to know my way around a house with four different staircases isn’t easy! The most nerve-wracking part of the week is giving my first tour. Will I be able to do Banting justice? The more I learn about Frederick Banting, the more I am inspired to succeed – his story is a great one which deserves to be told properly.

I’ll be posting weekly updates on the blog about happenings around the house and my experience working here over the summer – and if the first week has been any indication, it’s going to be a great one!

"Fred" and I are on a first-name basis now!

“Fred” and I are on a first-name basis now!


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Banting House is located in London, Ontario at 442 Adelaide Street North. We are open to the public from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday through Saturday. We offer some facility rental options.
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