Behind the scenes: pleasant surprises

And so another week begins. I wonder what surprises are in store for Banting House National Historic Site of Canada today. Why do I expect surprises? On Friday we had the privilege of hosting The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister for Public Works and Government Services, Susan Truppe, MP, and Ed Holder, MP. This wasn’t an […]

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 […]

Behind the scenes: becoming a tour guide

Hello again everyone, and welcome to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. Can I interest you in a guided tour of the museum? Guided tours are one of the most important things we offer at Banting House. While I am enjoying the process of learning how to be a great tour guide, I am […]

Tell Us Where You’re From

I have come to realize that my hometown of London, Ontario is an internationally known corner of the world. Until I began my summer at Banting House NHSC I was somewhat oblivious to the international visitors the Forest City welcomed. What continues to amaze me is how Canada’s London has become that sought after destination […]

The Museum Intern: A Day in the Life

When I tell my family and friends that I am the museum intern at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada one of the first questions I am asked is, “So, what do you actually do?”  I have learned that many people are genuinely curious in the ‘behind the scenes’ life at a museum.  Explanations […]