Banting and the Nobel Prize

The 2014 Nobel Laureates received their awards earlier this week on December 10th. The awards are presented to individuals or teams that contribute to the betterment of the world through research in areas such as Physics, Chemistry, Economics, and Literature. Being named as a Laureate is a great honour and there are only a handful of people... Continue Reading →

Banting: A stellar individual

This week, I’ve been researching Sir Frederick Banting’s trip to the moon… Okay, he didn’t actually go to the moon, but his name is on it (figuratively speaking, of course)! “Banting” is the name of a crater on the moon, and has been since 1973. Banting’s crater is a bowl-shaped, “simple” crater – the smallest... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: Tours and Artifacts

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re excited for the weekend – I am! This week I’ve been really busy. When I started at Banting House NHSC, I thought that some days we just wouldn’t have any visitors, but so far, there’s been at least one a day. This week in particular though, we’ve had a... Continue Reading →

Your copy of The Flame is ready

At Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we value keeping strong connections with our visitors, our partners, and our community, both local and global. We're pleased to announce the launch of The Flame - a new quarterly series of museum updates which will keep you informed about the latest news at Banting House. Our first... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: history matters

Almost a week ago, my Introduction to Museology class had the opportunity to visit Banting House National Historic Site of Canada as part of our learning about museums with vision. As I mentioned in last week's post on commemorative integrity, museums - like many other organizations - benefit from being guided by a concrete mission... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes: Commemorative Integrity

In my classes at Western this week, we have been learning about the concept of "commemorative integrity." This concept was defined specifically by Parks Canada for National Historic Sites like Banting House. Because commemorative integrity  is so important to everything we do at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I wanted to share some... Continue Reading →

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