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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]