Hamilton history buffs now have something new and exciting to add to their bookshelves.
Local historian Leanne Pluthero has penned a new book that takes a deep dive into the long and fascinating history of the city’s famous Auchmar Estate Mansion, which still stands to this day on the Hamilton Mountain.
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Though many in Hamilton have seen – or at least heard of – Auchmar Estate, very few likely know much about the estate’s vast historical significance.
The book, titled Auchmar: Portrait of a Home, endeavours to lift the veil and give Hamiltonians and history lovers alike a rare glance at this icon of Hamilton’s heritage.
It’s a result of Pluthero’s five-year fascination with the famed estate and the people who have taken up residence there during its rich 165-year history in Hamilton.
Not only does Pluthero’s book feature collections of memoirs and diaries, it also documents nearly 80 curated photos that act as a preservation of Auchmar’s life through generations.
Edited by Bill King and published by Hamilton-based press Attawadaron, Auchmar: Portrait of a Home by Leanne Pluthero is available to purchase now on the publisher’s website!
Lead image courtesy of Attawadaron