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 →

Behind the scenes: Goodbye Banting House

On this rainy day, I'm glad to be sitting in my office at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. Things are moving forward as usual. Construction is wrapping up on the porch, the new exhibit is ready to be installed, and I have a healthy to-do list to tend to. But make no mistake:... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: the restoration project

Recently, you may have noticed that the front of Banting House National Historic Site of Canada has been covered in scaffolding and tarp. People are running back and forth. In the offices, we've been working alongside the sounds of construction. Some museum visitors have been asking us why we've been using the side door instead... 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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