The Museum

on the Historic Roycroft Campus

Stemming from the success of recent restoration and preservation projects, and the receipt of several large-scale donations of original Roycroft artifacts, the Roycroft Campus is proud to announce the establishment of The Museum, located in the historic Print Shop.

The Museum is the new permanent home of the Campus’ historic collection of documents, books, furniture, and artwork; showcasing the Roycroft’s history and Elbert Hubbard’s legacy. This expansion of the guest experience provides visitors the opportunity to see rare, one-of-a-kind letters and artifacts, and learn more about the people, products and philosophy that made Hubbard and the Roycroft an important part of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Among the notable artifacts is personal correspondence from Hubbard to family members and friends, including the last piece of correspondence he wrote - a postcard to his mother on the day he departed for his voyage aboard the Lusitania, in which he and hundreds of others perished when the ship was struck by a torpedo fired from a German submarine in May, 1915 during the First World War.

 

Hours

The Museum is open to the public Wednesdays – Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

By appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

Admission

General admission is $5 per person, members of the Roycroft Campus enjoy complimentary access.

Tickets avaiblable at the M&T Bank Visitor Center in the Power House.

 

We would like to thank the sponsors of The Museum's V.I.P. Grand Opening Celebration event

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Also Visit the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum

Located a short stroll around the corner from the Campus at 363 Oakwood Ave., The Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum is located in the former ScheideMantel House. George ScheideMantel worked for Elbert Hubbard and became the head of the Roycroft Leather Shop. In 1985, George's widow Gladys, donated the house and all its contents to the Aurora Historical Society who have opened it up to the public as a museum containing a wide collection of Roycroft artifacts. For further information about the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, please visit their website here.

 
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