Volunteering at Banting House

“In November of 1995 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Seventeen years later I am volunteering at the very place that Dr. Frederick Banting conceived the idea that saved my life. I started volunteering at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada simply because I felt the need to be out in the community. […]

The Importance of the Story in History

Here at Banting House NHSC, we have a sizeable collection of materials of all kinds related to the life and achievements of Sir Frederick Banting. Items range from his silk top hat to a stool he once owned, from his 1920 business card to private letters, and from his Military Cross to pieces of original […]

Dear Dr. Fred…

Prior to the discovery of insulin, diabetes came as a death sentence to anyone who was diagnosed with it. Little could be done to help the innumerable people world wide suffering from the disease. Patients were put on a starvation diet – less than 1000 calories per day – which potentially lengthened their life, but […]

Artists of Banting & Friends IV

Interested in learning some more about the artists featured at Banting & Friends IV? Here’s links to their websites. Kim Atlin Patrick Giles Nik Harron Sandi McCabe Diana Tamblyn For more information on attending Banting & Friends IV, check out our event page. We hope to see you there!

Banting & Friends IV

Here’s some more information on Banting & Friends IV. It is being held this weekend; July 13-15. For details, keep reading or check out our events page. Banting House NHSC hosts Banting & Friends IV LOCAL ARTISTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MUSEUM   London, ON (July 13, 2012) – Banting House National Historic Site of […]

Three Reasons to Visit Banting House

In today’s technologically-centered society, everything seems to come to you in your living room. Consequently, most people need an extra little push to get off their couches and explore the world outside their homes. So, in case you needed them, here’s three reasons why you should come visit us at Banting House.       […]

Welcome!

Welcome to the Banting House Blog! In the early hours of a late October morning in 1920, Frederick Banting woke from a fitful sleep and wrote down 25 words that ultimately led to the discovery of insulin. Today, the house where he conceived that idea has been turned into a museum honouring the life of […]