Behind the scenes: pleasant surprises

More reflections on my work at Banting House. Recently, I took part in a tour given to several distinguished members of government.

Banting House NHSC

And so another week begins. I wonder what surprises are in store for Banting House National Historic Site of Canada today.

Why do I expect surprises? On Friday we had the privilege of hosting The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister for Public Works and Government Services, Susan Truppe, MP, and Ed Holder, MP. This wasn’t an event that we had spent weeks planning, but rather an impromptu visit that was organized about a day beforehand.

A big part of working at a small museum is being able to alter plans at short notice. We’re always more than happy to accommodate our guests. Once we had our new plan finalized, we prepared for the visit – my Friday morning was mostly spent polishing the display cases. Grant gave our visitors a tour, highlighting Banting’s accomplishments, the moving story of insulin, and the importance of preserving that story as we continue to search…

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