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 →

A (graphic) novel approach: the Banting biography as you’ve never seen it before!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were written into a comic book? What would you do if you found a comic book featuring one of your personal heroes? Can a comic book be a way to teach history? On Saturday, May 3rd, the world will be celebrating Free Comic Day.... 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 →

Thank you for a great World Diabetes Day!

Good morning everyone. This week I want to extend a huge thank you to all the visitors who didn't let the cold weather stop them from celebrating World Diabetes Day with us. It was great to see Banting House National Historic Site of Canada filled with people. I enjoyed answering your questions about the museum,... Continue Reading →

10 days to go!

Only 10 days left until Banting House National Historic Site of Canada starts its World Diabetes Day celebrations! We're very excited about our plans for the evening, and we hope to see you all there! The celebrations will be held from 6:30 to 8:00. Everyone is invited to our open house and free admission to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: exhibit design

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday is over and I'm back to work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, one project looms above all others: the new exhibit. We're very excited to be creating a new exhibit to be unveiled for World Diabetes... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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