Lisa Anderson, past education officer at Myrtleville House Museum, will look at early settler health and medicine, home remedies, and settler beliefs. Fascinating research helped develop this school program since Mr. Carroll was Eliza Good’s father and a pharmacist/chemist of the 1830-s. The presentation will include a discussion about soda pop and its early use as medicine, treatment of diabetes, and Dr. Banting’s discovery of insulin.
Lisa Anderson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph. From 2007 to 2014 she was the Education Officer for the Brant Historical Society and Myrtleville House Museum. Lisa developed many new outreach education programs including Levers, Pulleys and Gears Oh My, A HOWLING WILDERNESS: War of 1812 and Brant County, and Mr. Carroll’s Concoctions. Lisa worked with an education committee and together they developed the grade 8 program Industry and Innovation: From Boomtown to Ghost town. Since 2014, Lisa has been working as the Coordinator of Community Health Promotion for Diabetes Canada Brantford and Haldimand Norfolk Branch. Lisa’s love of working with children and history has continued while working at Diabetes Canada. She developed a new school program for children ages 4 to 8 entitled Benjamin Bear’s Tale of Diabetes which has been launched Ontario wide.