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 for 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... Continue Reading →
World Diabetes Day Is Here!
Happy Birthday Sir Frederick Banting! Today is World Diabetes Day and people across the world are coming 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... Continue Reading →
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 Selfie"... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Behind the scenes: after the diagnosis
So you might be wondering why I've decided to write two "Behind the scenes" posts this week. Today is an important milestone for me, and I'd like to share it with you because I believe many readers will be able to relate to it in one way or another. It has now been one year... Continue Reading →
Behind the scenes: exhibit design
Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday is over and I'm back to work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, one project looms above all others: the new exhibit. We're very excited to be creating a new exhibit to be unveiled for World Diabetes... Continue Reading →
Behind the scenes: a month in
Hello again everyone. Today is an important milestone - I've been at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada for a month! It doesn't feel like I've been at Banting House that long, but I have learned a lot. Working with physical archives, giving tours, and drafting critical paths are all things I have never... Continue Reading →