10 Things I Didn’t Know About Dr. Banting

In my last week at Banting House, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the things that I have learned while I was here and what this experience has meant to me! When I first arrived, I knew very little about what diabetes is and how it has affected so many... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 are... 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 →

Behind the scenes: history matters

Almost a week ago, my Introduction to Museology class had the opportunity to visit Banting House National Historic Site of Canada as part of our learning about museums with vision. As I mentioned in last week's post on commemorative integrity, museums - like many other organizations - benefit from being guided by a concrete mission... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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