Rediscover the Roycroft Campus

The 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 Journey's - Roycroft Lecture Series

Monday, August 4th, 7:00pm at the Roycroft Chapel

American artist Constance Payne, whose animal paintings hang in hundreds of public and private collections all over the world. An expert on the methods and life of Rosa Bonheur and the 19thc oeuvre of animal genre.In 2004, she painted the 4 Seasons murals in the Roycroft Inn. She returns to celebrate the 10th anniversary of those paintings. 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.


FREE Encaustic Painting Demonstration

Thursday, August 7th, 7:00pm at the Power House

Californian artist Charlie Ciali will be on the Campus demonstrating the art of encaustic painting. This painting technique dates back to 800 b.c. and has seen a significant revival among contemporary artists lead by its most famous practitioner Jasper Johns. Come view examples of encaustic art and watch Mr. Ciali go through the process and create an art piece live. This demonstration is free and opened to the public.




Free Outdoor Film Screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

Saturday, August 9th, 8:30pm at the Roycroft Power House

The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora will be transported back in time when The Hubbard Film Society screens Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 classic “City Lights” under the stars, just as the Roycroft artisans watched films a century ago.

During the 1920’s and 30’s, the Roycroft would project movies from the second floor of the Power House onto a screen on the lawn below. The town residents would sit on the grass and enjoy an evening’s entertainment. With the completion of the Campus grounds last fall, we once again have the opportunity to relive this community experience. This particular film was chosen for a few reasons. It’s very possible that this was one of the movies originally shown “back in the day.” We are also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic “Tramp” character. Finally, it’s a great family film. We hope grandparents, parents and children all come out to experience the joys of a silent film together.

This free outdoor film will be shown in front of the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St., East Aurora. The audience is encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. A rain date for the event is Sunday, August 10th at 8:30pm.


Art Lottery - To benefit the Roycroft Campus

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, 6-9pm at the Roycroft Power House

We are excited to announce a new benefit to help support the Roycroft Campus, The Art Lottery.

How the Art Lottery Works: When guests arrive, they will be given a random number. When the lottery begins, numbers will be picked randomly. The owner of the ticket picked will be able to select a piece of art to take home with them. All ticket holders will leave with one selected work of art. Tickets are $250 and include admission for two people, one "lottery" ticket for a piece of art valued at or above $250, and a print from the featured artist, Constance Payne. To see a copy of the event poster click Art Lottery Poster.

Tickets are limited so reserve your spot early! To purchase tickets please click here.



Roycroft Campus Tour Season

The Roycroft Campus tour season is in full swing. 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.

Upcoming SPECIALTY Tour

Come experience the Roycroft Campus in a new way with upcoming specialty tours. Tickets are $50 per person, space is limited and reservations are required:

Roycroft Book Arts Tour - Saturday, August 16th 12:30pm - 2:30pm

The Roycroft Book Arts Tour will take guests on a journey around the Campus for an overview of the history of Elbert Hubbard and the buildings, and concludes with an interactive hands-on workshop with individuals creating a variety of books centered around the Roycroft. For reservations

Please call the Roycroft Copper Shop (716) 655-0261 to make reservations or click the link after each tour.



A Roycroft Campus Adventure

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.



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