Notice of Annual General Meeting – Oct-26-2017

On October 26th The Friends of Auchmar will hold it’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting takes place on Thursday October 26th, 2017 from 7-9 pm. at the Terryberry Public Library (corner of West 5th and Mohawk Rd W.).

Robin McKee, who recently visited Europe on a tour with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry will present a talk on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
Richard Allen – on the Restore the Dovecote Campaign
Bill King – Buchanan of Auchmar
Carolyn Samko – Update on the Restoration work completed/planned for Auchmar


  1. Welcome
  2. President’s Address (Diane Dent)
  3. Keynote Speaker: Robin McKee Topic: Vimy – 100th Anniversary, and the Dieppe Raid 75th Anniversary
  4. This Place Matters -Restore the Dovecote Campaign (Richard Allen)
  5. Canada 150 Event: The Life and Times of the Honourable Isaac Buchanan (Richard Allan)
  6. Buchanan of Auchmar (Bill King)
  7. Auchmar Restoration Update (Carolyn Samko)
  8. Closing Remarks

Attention FOA Members: Your Annual Membership is now due (except new members who joined after May 1, 2017).

Admission is FREE and is open to the general public as well as FOA Members
Everyone is welcome.
Donations gratefully accepted.

Limited Seating: RSVP required to

FOA to Receive $2,000 to support Hamilton Honours the Life and Times of Isaac Buchanan

We are pleased to announce that the Friends of Auchmar’s application to the City of Hamilton’s Canada 150 Projects and Events Funding Program has been successful. Funding has been awarded in the amount of $2,000 to support Hamilton Honours the Life and Times of Isaac Buchanan – City-Builder & Nation-Builder: A Canada 150 Celebration.

More details to be announced later this year as we plan this event.

Notice of Public Meeting at Auchmar Estate

Saturday, May 6th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to attend the Friends of Auchmar meeting in the Auchmar Manor House, then tour and walk the grounds before crowds arrive for the unrelated City of Hamilton sponsored tours of Auchmar from 12 noon until 4:00 pm.

“Voices From Auchmar” the meeting’s theme, includes memories and reminiscences from those who have significant ties to Auchmar, friends such as Doug Embelton, Frank Fordham and Mrs. Voelker.

As our Friends of Auchmar meeting is open to the public, please RSVP to Pat Saunders at to ensure you have a seat as SEATING IS LIMITED. There is no parking on the grounds of the estate. Those with mobility issues may be dropped off near the front entrance prior to parking on neighbouring streets.

Mark Saturday May 6th from 9:30 am until 11:30am on you calendar.