Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes!

While Banting House NHSC continues to welcome our many visitors and prepare for our upcoming World Diabetes Day celebrations, we are also hard at work behind the scenes! Banting House has collected many artifacts over the years and like all museums, we need to keep them organized! One of my ongoing projects is reorganizing the […]

What Would You Save in a Fire?

A few weeks ago, Grant, the curator at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, came across an article that talked about what a museum would save in a fire. He thought it would be a great to have the volunteers here at Banting House share what they thought should be saved if anything were […]

Banting House NHSC Wins the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and Heritage London Foundation’s Built Heritage Award!

Last night Banting House NHSC received the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (London Region) and the Heritage London Foundation’s Built Heritage Award for 2015. It was presented for the major restoration work that has been completed over the last couple of years. The project included restoring the front porch and replacing the original slate roof in order to […]

Authenticity and Landscaping at Banting House

As part of the ongoing restoration process at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we are starting to plan the landscaping at the front of the house for the spring season. Last year the porch was renovated to help increase the authentic look and feel of the building. The next step is to tackle […]

A Generous Donation from the London Police Service

Today at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada we were lucky to receive a donation to the collection from the London Police Service. The London Police Service had found a framed license plate associated with the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother to Canada in 1989. They recognized how important this historical artifact […]

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. […]