Behind the Scenes: special events

Banting House NHSC

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great Monday.

Today’s “Behind the Scenes” article is focused on special events. This past weekend we joined over 50 cultural and historic sites for Doors Open London, during which we encouraged people to explore the museum free of charge. Thank you to the 560 visitors who made this weekend a huge success!

Although Doors Open was London-wide, Banting House National Historic Site of Canada also holds many of its own special events. The key to making any event successful is to plan ahead. In museums we use something called a “Critical Path” to organize the many tasks that need to be done beforehand to make an event work. I wasn’t familiar with the term Critical Path before I started working here, but I found out that it’s no different from the to-do lists that I make for my big research papers. When…

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