Uncovering Banting’s Last Moments

Sir Frederick Banting is known for saving the lives of countless diabetes patients through his discovery of insulin. However, the mystery which surrounds his death challenges the story of his medical work as the most riveting portion of his elaborate narrative. This is a tale of cutting edge top-secret research, wartime military service, and possible... Continue Reading →

Banting & Friends VI

In last week’s post, “A Very Busy First Week,” I mentioned Banting & Friends VI, but I didn't talk about it in detail. To be honest, even though I was sitting at the registration table for most of the night, I had a lot of fun! First of all, the food from Aroma Mediterranean Restaurant... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: A Very Busy First Week

My name is Siena McLachlan. I'm this summer's Special Events Assistant/Interpretive Guide at Banting House NHSC. This is my first blog - I'll be writing over the course of the summer to tell you about my experiences at the museum, and I have to say, this week was a baptism of fire!Today I feel relaxed. Today,... Continue Reading →

Your copy of The Flame is ready

At Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we value keeping strong connections with our visitors, our partners, and our community, both local and global. We're pleased to announce the launch of The Flame - a new quarterly series of museum updates which will keep you informed about the latest news at Banting House. Our first... Continue Reading →

Thank you for a great World Diabetes Day!

Good morning everyone. This week I want to extend a huge thank you to all the visitors who didn't let the cold weather stop them from celebrating World Diabetes Day with us. It was great to see Banting House National Historic Site of Canada filled with people. I enjoyed answering your questions about the museum,... Continue Reading →

Major Sir Frederick Banting M.C., war hero

Remembrance Day is a day to remember the heroes and heroines who put their lives at stake to defend what we hold most dear. Although Frederick Banting is often remembered for his discovery of insulin, he is not as frequently acknowledged as a war hero. Banting served in both the First and Second World Wars.... Continue Reading →

10 days to go!

Only 10 days left until Banting House National Historic Site of Canada starts its World Diabetes Day celebrations! We're very excited about our plans for the evening, and we hope to see you all there! The celebrations will be held from 6:30 to 8:00. Everyone is invited to our open house and free admission to... Continue Reading →

Tell Us Where You’re From

I have come to realize that my hometown of London, Ontario is an internationally known corner of the world. Until I began my summer at Banting House NHSC I was somewhat oblivious to the international visitors the Forest City welcomed. What continues to amaze me is how Canada's London has become that sought after destination... Continue Reading →

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