Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada!  My name is Katrina Pasierbek and I am excited to be your online tour guide this summer as we explore the 'Birthplace of Insulin' together.  When you walk through the doors of 442 Adelaide Street you enter into a historical treasure of London’s heritage... Continue Reading →

Our Man on the Moon: The Naming of Banting Crater

   “I’m delighted my family’s name is now on the moon. It gives you a bit of a weird feeling” William Banting Frederick Banting’s son (1974) Forty years ago a lunar crater was named in honor of Sir Frederick Banting’s contributions to medicine. Before that year, most of moon craters were named after astronomers, scientists related... Continue Reading →

From a Research Intern’s Perspective (Part 2)

Some people may think that museum workers only research objects and create exhibitions around them. While it is a very important part, in a smaller museum with limited staff, it’s only a part of the job. Another aspect of museum operations is to try to attract visitors to its exhibitions and programs. Museums employees constantly... Continue Reading →

Volunteering at Banting House

"In November of 1995 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Seventeen years later I am volunteering at the very place that Dr. Frederick Banting conceived the idea that saved my life. I started volunteering at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada simply because I felt the need to be out in the community.... Continue Reading →

Three Reasons to Visit Banting House

In today’s technologically-centered society, everything seems to come to you in your living room. Consequently, most people need an extra little push to get off their couches and explore the world outside their homes. So, in case you needed them, here’s three reasons why you should come visit us at Banting House.      ... Continue Reading →

Welcome!

Welcome to the Banting House Blog! In the early hours of a late October morning in 1920, Frederick Banting woke from a fitful sleep and wrote down 25 words that ultimately led to the discovery of insulin. Today, the house where he conceived that idea has been turned into a museum honouring the life of... Continue Reading →

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