Welcome to our newest Banting House National Historic Site Blog Feed— Archival Corner. My name is Lorraine Tinsley and I am an MA candidate in University of Western Ontario’s Public History Program. This fall, I am pleased to be following in my classmate Kat MacDonald’s footsteps as an intern at Banting House, where I’ll be... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 14: End of the Road
Thank you to everyone who accompanied me on this journey! I hope you enjoyed my weekly ramblings and were able to learn a little more about Banting House and the work that we do! Until next time!
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 13: Dear Dr. Banting- We’re Almost There!
Last week I took you behind the scenes and discussed a little bit about what it's been like to try and re-open a museum during the pandemic! While we haven't re-opened yet, we are constantly working towards re-opening! This week I thought I would give you some updates on the virtual exhibit I have been... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 8: Dear Dr. Banting Update
Last time I discussed going through different sources to piece together a timeline of Dr. Banting's life in London. Yesterday marked the first official day of the campaign of sorts, that takes our followers through Banting's time in London. Last week, I switched it up a bit and did more work on my online exhibit... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 6: It’s in the Details
Last week I got a bit of a break from writing social media and campaign plans and had the chance to play around with some graphic design. For the later half of the week I was tasked with creating mock-up designs for informational banners that we hope to hang around the parking lot next to... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 5: The Importance of Support
One of the great things about this internship is that each day I seem to be working on something new and exciting! This made it difficult to chose a topic to write about for this week's blog post. But after creating a fundraising campaign Banting House National Historic Site for Giving Tuesday, I thought I... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey; Chapter 4: Dear Dr. Banting
Letters can tell you a lot about the person writing it and the person they are writing to. The ones left in Dr. Banting's bedroom are no different.
An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 3; The Importance of a Website
It’s certainly been a busy week and its only Tuesday! Last week I talked about my work with Banting House NHS’s social media, the creation of a strategic plan and manual and the importance of paying attention to analytics! This week is an expansion on that, but with a focus on website design and building. ... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 2; Navigating a Digital World
For as long as I can remember, the time we live in has been termed the digital age. It's my generation and the generations that have followed after me that have grown up surrounded by technology. While I remember a time where my family only had very slow dial-up internet and one family computer. There... Continue Reading →
An Intern’s Journey: Chapter 1; Who am I?
Hello everyone! My name is Kat MacDonald and I’ll be working at Banting House National Historic Site as an intern for the summer! I am currently completing my M.A in Public History at Western University. I am originally from Kingston and completed my B.A (Hons.) in History and German Studies at Queen’s University. Prior to... Continue Reading →