Doors Open Hamilton 2019 – Auchmar Estate – Huge Success

The Friends of Auchmar volunteered at Auchmar Estate during the Doors Open Hamilton weekend (May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

Thank you to all members who gave of their time to make Auchmar an interesting visit.

Doors Open Hamilton May 2019
Thank you to the City of Hamilton, Tourism, Culture and Heritage, for opening Auchmar for Doors Open Hamilton and the volunteers who welcomed the public and contributed greatly.

Thank you to the City of Hamilton, Tourism, Culture and Heritage for inviting the Friends of Auchmar to be the official hosts for Auchmar Estate.

Diane Dent, Chair, Friends of Auchmar and Bill King, author of Buchanan of Auchmar provided Jane’s Walk of the Auchmar grounds to over 100 interested Hamiltonians during the weekend.

Doors Open Hamilton May 2019

The visits with Norris Podetz, artist, Bill King, author of Buchanan of Auchmar, Gwen Vasseur and her family and their archive were very well received.

The interviews with Doors Open Hamilton Auchmar Estate guests were a great success.

Doors Open Hamilton May 2019

Over 3,000 people took this rare opportunity to walk the hallways and staircases, the grounds and gardens, listen to stories, view memorabilia, learn of Auchmar’s history, chat with the artist and author, and make it a successful visit.

For more photos and information about the Auchmar Estate and Manor House please visit our Facebook page or the photo galleries on this website.

John Douglas Young and D-Day

D DAY JUNE 6, 1944

John Douglas Young

John Douglas Young

The Stained Glass Window

The Stained Glass Window

John Douglas Young R.M.C.

John Douglas Young R.M.C.

Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2360 Major John Douglas Young (R.M.C. 1933) was the son of James V. Young and Wilmot M. Young of Ottawa Ontario.

He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He died on June 6, 1944 at 28 years of age.

His name is listed on the Bayeaux Memorial in Bayeuax, Normandy.

The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence at the Royal Military College of Canada was donated by the Class of 1933 in memory of their Classmate #2360 John Douglas Young (R.M.C. 1933).

The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence

The J. Douglas Young Sword of Excellence

Source:  The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Original Source: John Douglas Young Photo (top left corner)
Hamilton Spectator, November 12, 1944

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Larry Maughan has passed away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of Larry Maughan on November 29, 2018. Beloved husband to Isobelle (Belle) for 45 years who predeceased him in 1999. Loving father to Kate (the Reverend Canon Keith). Awesome Grandpa to Sarah and Josh Morrison. Big brother to Michael Maughan (Judith, deceased). Will be fondly remembered by four nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews. Active in the Bahá’í Fellowships of Hamilton and Guelph, strong supporter of all Bahá’í youth. Volunteer with the Friends of Auchmar, Hamilton; Waldie’s Blacksmith Shop, Milton and Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton. Burial to take place on Tuesday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park (cemetery) 762 Woolwich St., Guelph. A Celebration of Life will be at Church of the Resurrection, Hamilton. Details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Friends of Auchmar, Hamilton.

Friends of Auchmar Canada 150 event – The Life and Times of the Honourable Isaac Buchanan

The Honourable Isaac Buchanan: What’s His Most Enduring Achievement?

A FREE Community Event Hosted by Friends of Auchmar in Celebration of Canada 150

Wednesday December 6, 2017 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Officer’s Mess
John Foote Armoury, 200 James St. N., Downtown Hamilton

Isaac Buchanan (1810-1883) was a multifaceted changemaker who helped transform Hamilton and Canada. Join us for a good-natured evening that will feature five guest debaters from different fields asked to make the case for Buchanan’s most enduring achievement:

Architecture — Shannon Kyles, Professor of Architecture, Mohawk College

Business — Marvin Ryder, Assistant Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

Military — Honorary Colonel Peter Young, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry

Politics — Larry Di Ianni, Former Mayor, City of Hamilton (2003-2006)

Religion — Marilyn Repchuck, Historian and Member of the MacNab Street Presbyterian Church

The winning debater will be selected by the audience and receive a surprise gift.

The event will be moderated by Jeff Feswick, President of Historia Restoration Hamilton, an award winning building restoration leader. There will also be a musical tribute by singer-songwriter Mark McNeil. The program will also include an update on “reimagining” the historic Auchmar Estate built by Isaac Buchanan.

A special thanks to Hamilton 2017 for helping fund our Canada 150 event.

Isaac Buchanan Canada 150 Event

Isaac Buchanan Canada 150 Event