Rediscover the Roycroft Campus
Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the "guilds" that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. The Campus, designated a National Historic Landmark district (NHL) in 1986, contains nine of the original 14 structures including the Inn, the Chapel, the Print Shop, the Furniture Shop, and the Copper Shop. So come visit and discover the rebirth of the Roycroft Campus as if Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters never left.
In Memoriam - Edythe "Kitty" Turgeon (1933-2014)
Kitty Turgeon was the bridge from the original Campus to what it is today. She had known some of the first Roycrofters, had bought and helped save the Roycroft Inn, helped the Campus receive National Historic Landmark status, was one of the founders of the Roycrofters-At-Large-Association (RALA), lived in Alexis Fournier’s former house and treated it like a museum. She created and ran The Foundation for the Study of The Arts and Crafts Movement at Roycroft, which included two week-long Road Scholar programs to the Campus and Buffalo every year. She helped write three books on the Arts & Crafts, as well as articles for national magazines and gave presentations throughout the world. Her goal was to educate as many people as would listen on all things Arts & Crafts, especially from a philosophical and spiritual side. Kitty passed away on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will take place at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in East Aurora on Saturday, November 22nd at 4pm. A reception will follow at the Roycroft Inn.
Roycroft Copper Shop Holiday OpenHouse
Friday, November 14th 6:00-9:00pm
The Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery will be open late, from 6-9pm with a fashion show and new holiday and artisan merchandise. Featuring the work of Al Sleeper - The Aurora Silversmith, and his annual collectible Roycroft Snowflake. Stop in to see our selection of holiday cards, home decor and enjoy some refreshments. Start your holiday shopping with us. Holiday Open House.
Little Journeys Lecture Series - Antique Expert Judith Miller
Sunday, November 16th, 4:00pm at the Roycroft Power House
One of the world’s leading experts in the field of antiques. Judith Miller co-founded the international best-seller Miller’s Antiques Price Guide and has written more than 100 books. She appears regularly on TV and radio including The Antiques Roadshow, the BBC TV series The House Detectives, ITV’s The Antiques Trail, and Discovery’s It’s Your Bid. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and is a regular contributor to Forbes magazine. She recently finished a new book "Arts & Crafts; Living with the Arts & Crafts Style."
The Little Journey lectures take place in the Roycroft Power House the third Sunday of the month at 4pm. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person with proceeds going to help fund future Little Journey's programs. For more information and for future guest speakers click here.
Nature Workshops this Fall
The snow will be flying soon, so what better way to spend some Fall days, then on the Roycroft Campus working with nature. Two classes in November, taught by Naturalist Mary Jo Graham, will do just that. Sunday, November 16th will find us examining Native American Plant Wisdom. On Thursday, November 20th, start the holiday season by making Herbal Crafts. What better gift to give, but a healthy one made by your own hands. For more information clink on the Class link, or call the Roycroft Copper Shop (716) 655-0261 to make reservations.
Support the Roycroft Campus!
The Roycroft Campus Corporation relies on the generosity of the community to continue restoring the historic Arts & Crafts Campus and to inspire visitors for generations to come.
Check out our recently updated membership benefits.
To make a general donation, click here.
In addition to the many individuals, foundations, and companies that support us, we are grateful for the support of Erie County and the New York State Council on the Arts.