The Visitors Make the Experience

As an emerging museum professional, my favorite place to be is in the collections. I enjoy working with old artifacts, examining them, treasuring them, and keeping them safe for years to come. Whenever I am given the choice to work on a project within the collections, my friends and colleagues will always find me with […]

What is Diabetes: A Museum with Meaning

In my first week as the new summer student at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I was surprised by how little I knew about diabetes. I had a general understanding of what it was and because it did not affect me personally, that was all I remembered. What little I know (thanks to […]

Miss Idaho and the Faces of Diabetes

This week, my attention was caught by something very inspirational in the news! Courageous Beauty Pageant contestant (now winner of the Miss Idaho title), Sierra Sandison, wore her insulin pump on stage during the swimsuit contest. Her actions sparked a viral, very positive response on Twitter. People who suffer from diabetes and use a pump […]

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 […]

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. […]