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.
Little Musical Journey - October 18th 8:00pm
This Autumn "Musical Journey" invites you to FALL in love with the music of Harold Arlen. Born in Buffalo in 1905, Harold Arlen would go on to become one of the most prolific American composers of the twentieth century. He would contribute many standards to the Great American Songbook including, "Get Happy," "Stormy Weather," "That Old Black Magic," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)," and "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.
The concert will feature the singing talents of Chris and Leah Wietig with James Welch on piano, with special guest artists Jan Ferington and Celina Velasquez. 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. Little Musical Journey-Arlen Oct2014 Flyer
Sunday, October 19th, 12:00pm at the Aurora Theatre
A special film screening will take place on Sunday, Ocotber 19th at noon at the Aurora Theatre on Main St. in East Aurora. "The Hotel Lafayette" is a documentary that takes an intimate look at the revival of one of Buffalo's architectural treasures and the restoration of Louise Bethune's masterpiece. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the theatre door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the preservation and restoration of the Roycroft Campus.
Sunday, October 19th, 4:00pm at the Roycroft Chapel
A panel of five Master Roycroft Renaissance Artisans from a variety of media discuss their art, the resurgence of hand-crafted artwork and the future of the Arts & Crafts movement. The panel includes Al Sleeper (metal), Tom Harris (Wood), Tom Pafk (Wood), Ann Perry-Smith (Clay), and Susan Lichtenthal (Glass).
The Little Journey lectures take place in the Roycroft Chapel 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.
The Roycroft Book Club - Sunday, October 26th at 4pm
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. This year’s fourth book will be Jon Meacham's Pulitzer prize winning novel “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power”, as well as Elbert Hubbard's "Little Journeys: Homes of American Statemen: Thomas Jefferson" which you can find online here. A discussion will take place on Sunday, October 26th at 4pm. For further information and future books visit our webpage at Roycroft Book Club.
Roycroft Campus Tour Season
The Roycroft Campus tour season is slowly winding down with regular tours running until the end of October. Docent lead tours will happen on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. We have also added a few more tours to our schedule including an Audio Tour and a 2-hour Indepth Tour. For more information including times and descriptions of tours click on Roycroft Campus Tours. Please call the Roycroft Copper Shop (716) 655-0261 to make reservations.
Join the Roycroft Campus on a "Little Journey" down south for the 28th annual Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. We will be leaving the Campus by bus on thursday, February 19th and returning on Monday, February 23rd. The package includes transportation, 4 nights stay at the beautiful Grove Park Inn and a Conference Pass to the Arts & Crafts Conference. For more information on the trip package click on 2015 Grove Park Trip Registration Form. For more information on the Conference click here.
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.