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.
Roycroft Campus Docent Training Program
Do you love to meet people from around the world and talk about the history of our area? Then maybe you’d like to be a docent. The Roycroft Campus will once again be holding our annual Docent Training Program. This six week class teaches individuals how to give a guided tour and assist with tour-related events, including concierge and chaperoning skills. Prospective docents are taught about and tested on Roycroft history, architecture, public speaking, organizing information, and general tour-giving skills. We will be holding two separate sessions for you to choose from:
Visit the Roycroft Campus Docent Training page for more information and to fill out an application. This training cost is $10 to cover supplies. For those who participate in the training and docent at least five tours for the Roycroft Campus through the 2014 year, we will reimburse you the full amount. Come be a part of our team and sign up to become a docent today.
The Roycroft Book Club
The Campus is excited to announce The Roycroft Book Club. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Elbert Hubbard and immerse ourselves in the love of literature. Throughout the year we will read contemporary bestsellers, historical non-fiction, and even a little Hubbard himself culminating in a discussion at the Roycroft Power House for each book. The year’s first book will be “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini with a discussion on Sunday, March 23rd at 4pm. For further information and future books visit our webpage at Roycroft Book Club.
New Classes Just added to the Schedule
What better way to start the New Year then by expanding your creative side and learning a new skill. Our 2014 class schedule is slowly filling up with many of the crafts that made The Roycroft Campus famous including Painting, Metalworking, Printing and Stained Glass. Just added for February, Master Roycroft Artisan Yvonne Stoklosa will be teaching a two-day workshop on the basic skills needed to make a 4-sided panel stained glass lamp in the Arts & Crafts style. Click on Classes to view the current offerings and continue to visit with more workshops being added to the schedule.
Annual Giving Campaign
The Roycroft Campus Corporation relies on financial contributions from generous foundations, businesses, and individuals to sustain its operations.
Your tax deductible contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign will ensure the restoration of this historic Arts & Crafts Campus and allow the Roycroft Campus to continue to inspire and enrich visitors for generations to come.
For more information and to donate now, please click here