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... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: Website Editing and Intriguing Facts

This week, I’ve been working on updating the “Banting House” Wikipedia page. It had a small amount of information on it, so I figured it could use some new contribution, especially since it has become part of our presence on the internet.What I didn’t realize when I started was how long it would take! I... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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