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.
Holiday Shopping on the Roycroft Campus
Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? The Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery offers one-of-a-kind holiday and artisan merchandise, including the work of Al Sleeper - The Aurora Silversmith, and his annual collectible Roycroft Snowflake. Stop in to see our selection of holiday cards and home decor. We were also recently featured on "What's the Buzz" here in Western New York. Take and look and start your holiday shopping with us.
Herbal Craft Workshop Rescheduled
The November snowstorm caused some of our classes to be cancelled . We've re-scheduled the Herbal Crafts class to Sunday, December 7th. Taught by Naturalist Mary Jo Graham, students will 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 click 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.