A Sneak Peak into the Collection at Banting House

The artifacts on display at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada make up only part of the museum’s collection. Sometimes artifacts are too fragile to be on display for long periods of time and there is just not enough space in the museum to display everything at once. Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking a […]

Banting Remembered: 74 Years Later

Last Saturday marked the 74th anniversary of Sir Frederick G. Banting’s death. Banting was working for the Canadian military during the Second World War as a biological and chemical warfare researcher for the National Research Council of Canada. He had wanted to return to active service in his unit from the First World War, but he was considered too valuable […]

Banting and the First World War

It was 98 years ago this coming Wednesday that Sir Frederick Banting graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto and enlisted in the First World War. Banting had tried to join the army as soon as the war had broken out, but was rejected because of his poor eyesight. He applied twice before was allowed to join the […]

Reflecting on World Diabetes Day 2014

Last Friday was World Diabetes Day, and Banting House National Historic Site of Canada celebrated in style! We had just under a hundred visitors come through the doors for our afternoon Open House and main event in the evening. Grant and I went up to Sir Frederick G. Banting Secondary School in London along with our […]

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. […]