Behind the scenes: Commemorative Integrity

In my classes at Western this week, we have been learning about the concept of “commemorative integrity.” This concept was defined specifically by Parks Canada for National Historic Sites like Banting House. Because commemorative integrity¬† is so important to everything we do at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I wanted to share some […]

Behind the scenes: working with artifacts

On most days at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I am involved in the exhibit design, graphic design or public relations aspects of museum work. All of these things play a part in creating an enjoyable and educational visitor experience. I tend to blog about this quite a bit. But what about working […]

Behind the scenes: teamwork

What comes to your mind when you think of work at a museum? Do you picture someone giving tours to a group of people? Maybe a curator busy acquiring items for the next exhibit? Or perhaps you picture someone working with old artifacts in a dusty basement. All of these are jobs that need to […]

Behind the scenes: a month in

Hello again everyone. Today is an important milestone – I’ve been at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada for a month! It doesn’t feel like I’ve been at Banting House that long, but I have learned a lot. Working with physical archives, giving tours, and drafting critical paths are all things I have never […]

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 […]