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.
East Aurora Art Walk - April 25th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
Spend an enchanting and inspiring evening touring through the lively and quaint village of East Aurora. Rooted in the arts, the businesses up and down the Main Street district are coming together again for their bi-annual Art Walk series. Head over to the Roycroft Campus! Two artisans Tim Dunn and Steven Lee-Davis will be featured in the Roycroft Power House. Also stop by the Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery featuring over 100 local and national artisans, Norberg’s Art and Frame shop, and Roycroft Arts and Antique Center. Also on the Campus, see work by the East Aurora Art Society in the Roycroft Chapel (Old Town Hall). You will find works from paintings, to copper, pottery to jewelry! For more information, a list of participating businesses and a map click on the Art Walk Flyer 2014
Little Journey Lecture Series - Sunday, May 18th at 4pm
The Roycroft Campus is proud to be a part of the Little Journey Lecture Series. On Sunday, May 18th at 4pm in the Chapel of the Roycroft Campus take a journey with Kitty Turgeon, one of the founders of the Roycrofters at Large Association (RALA) and who helped the Roycroft Campus receive its National Landmark status. Aurora Town Historian, Rob Goller, will sit down with Ms. Turgeon for an hour of history and stories. There is a suggested $10 a person donation with proceeds helping to fund future Little Journey programs. The Little Journey Lecture Series is a special collaboration between The Roycroft Campus, Roycrofters at Large Association, The Roycroft Inn, The Aurora Historical Society and The Foundation for the Study of The Arts & Crafts Movement at Roycroft.
The Roycroft Book Club - Sunday, May 25th at 4pm
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 second book will be “The Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane with a discussion on Sunday, May 25th 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 the summer, Master Roycroft Artisan Ron VanOstrand will be teaching a three-day workshop on Metalsmithing in August. This will go along with his beginner metalsmithing class in July. Click on Classes to view the current offerings and continue to visit with more workshops being added to the schedule.
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.