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 forĀ 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 […]

World Diabetes Day Is Here!

Happy Birthday Sir Frederick Banting! Today is World Diabetes Day and people across the world are comingĀ together to celebrate the research that has been done to help people with diabetes lead better lives. It is also a day to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to find a cure. World Diabetes […]

Behind the Scenes: This Week’s Adorable Tours!

It’s the end of my first week of being in charge at Banting House, and I have to say, it’s been pretty nice. I’ve had the opportunity to connect a little more with the volunteers, and they’ve all been very helpful. I’ve also been preparing some ideas for World Diabetes Day. There’s a new “WDD […]

Behind the Scenes: getting ready for Christmas!

Today is December 5th, and for those of you who like countdowns, that means it’s only 20 days until Christmas! Every museum has its own arrangements for the Christmas holidays. Banting House National Historic Site of Canada will be closed after December 21st, and will reopen January 7th. Today I am helping wrap up our […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]