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 […]

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 […]

The Museum Intern: A Day in the Life

When I tell my family and friends that I am the museum intern at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada one of the first questions I am asked is, “So, what do you actually do?”  I have learned that many people are genuinely curious in the ‘behind the scenes’ life at a museum.  Explanations […]

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada!  My name is Katrina Pasierbek and I am excited to be your online tour guide this summer as we explore the ‘Birthplace of Insulin’ together.  When you walk through the doors of 442 Adelaide Street you enter into a historical treasure of London’s heritage […]

Banting & Jackson: A Shared Passion for Painting

Banting found an escape in his artwork, and improved as an artist under the tutelage of famed member of the Group of Seven, A.Y. Jackson. They would often go on sketching expeditions together, forming a lasting bond. The first sketching expedition they made together was in early March, 1927. Banting and A.Y. Jackson went to […]

Our Man on the Moon: The Naming of Banting Crater

   “I’m delighted my family’s name is now on the moon. It gives you a bit of a weird feeling” William Banting Frederick Banting’s son (1974) Forty years ago a lunar crater was named in honor of Sir Frederick Banting’s contributions to medicine. Before that year, most of moon craters were named after astronomers, scientists related […]