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.
A Roycroft Musical Journey - February 28th 8:00pm
Our Winter "Musical Journey" will warm things up with a special brand of jazz known as Gypsy Swing. This style of music was created in the 1930's by the legendary two-fingered guitarist, Django Reinhardt. It blends American big band swing with the exotic sounds of European Gypsy folk music.
Performing for the evening is The Hot Club of Buffalo, featuring Josh Assad and Kevin O'Brien; both were members of the nationally renowned gypsy jazz band, Babik. Joining them are Dean Gionis and E.J. Koeppel. The event will be held at The Roycroft Power House starting at 8pm. Tickets are $35 per person and include a coffee and dessert bar. Proceeds benefit the Roycroft Campus Education Programs. Tickets can be purchased online here or call the Roycroft Copper Shop at (716) 655-0261.
2015 Workshop Schedule
What better gift to give this holiday season, but the gift of education. A variety of classes are now available for 2015, including three of our most popular classes in January, a Still Life Painting class with Master Artisan Tom Kegler, a Basic Metal Bowl class and a Fused Glass class. For more information click on the Class link, or call the Roycroft Copper Shop (716) 655-0261 to make reservations.
2015 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 $20 to cover supplies. Come be a part of our team and sign up to become a docent today.
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.