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 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 →
10 Things I Didn’t Know About Dr. Banting
In my last week at Banting House, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the things that I have learned while I was here and what this experience has meant to me! When I first arrived, I knew very little about what diabetes is and how it has affected so many... Continue Reading →
Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes!
While Banting House NHSC continues to welcome our many visitors and prepare for our upcoming World Diabetes Day celebrations, we are also hard at work behind the scenes! Banting House has collected many artifacts over the years and like all museums, we need to keep them organized! One of my ongoing projects is reorganizing the... Continue Reading →
The Visitors Make the Experience
As an emerging museum professional, my favorite place to be is in the collections. I enjoy working with old artifacts, examining them, treasuring them, and keeping them safe for years to come. Whenever I am given the choice to work on a project within the collections, my friends and colleagues will always find me with... Continue Reading →
What is Diabetes: A Museum with Meaning
In my first week as the new summer student at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I was surprised by how little I knew about diabetes. I had a general understanding of what it was and because it did not affect me personally, that was all I remembered. What little I know (thanks to... Continue Reading →
Behind the Scenes: Website Editing and Intriguing Facts
This week, I’ve been working on updating the “Banting House” Wikipedia page. It had a small amount of information on it, so I figured it could use some new contribution, especially since it has become part of our presence on the internet.What I didn’t realize when I started was how long it would take! I... 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 →
Behind the Scenes: A Very Busy First Week
My name is Siena McLachlan. I'm this summer's Special Events Assistant/Interpretive Guide at Banting House NHSC. This is my first blog - I'll be writing over the course of the summer to tell you about my experiences at the museum, and I have to say, this week was a baptism of fire!Today I feel relaxed. Today,... Continue Reading →