The Roycroft Campus is pleased to serve teachers and students as part of its mission.
We have hosted educational groups from kindergarten through college, with as many as 120 students at one time. A visit to the Campus could include information on the arts, literature, business, the history of printing and book making, as well as some of the major issues in the United States at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Many of the ideas and philosophies of Elbert Hubbard are still resonant in today's society.
One of the important elements of the Arts & Crafts Movement is handmade craft. We will work with you to plan enjoyable, interactive activities that are age appropriate and fit into your school curriculum. Students could create and bind their own book or journal to be used back in the classroom, do paper marbling, see and participate in a demonstration of a printing press, learn about calligraphy and illuminate their initials into an elaborate design, or work with an artisan and learn the basics of metalwork.
Tours of the Campus include information on Hubbard, the Industrial Revolution, the Arts & Crafts Movement, and the buildings and artisans of the Campus. For students in fourth grade and up, a map reading scavenger hunt is also an option. Other possibilities for your visit could include the viewing of an hour-long documentary on Elbert Hubbard, an additional tour to the Hubbard Museum and opportunities for lunch.
Special rates are available for educational tours and cost varies depending on size of the group and activities included in the visit.