Roycroft History Course: Royal Craft: History through 6 Artworks – May 11th & May 14th


Roycroft History Course:

Royal Craft: The History of the Roycroft through the Lens of Six Artworks

Wednesday, May 11th at 7pm EST – IN-PERSON at the Power House

Saturday, May 14th at 11am EST – VIRTUAL

Elbert Hubbard was a Gilded Age businessman who left his industrial life to create the Roycroft, one of the first Arts and Crafts communities in America. A brief history of the site will be told through historical photographs and the examination of six artworks housed on the Campus. The story behind each of these unique artifacts is the tale of the Roycroft itself; from the philosophy of Hubbard, the ideals of the movement, the artists who created these objects, and its widespread appeal at the beginning of the 20th century.

Alan Nowicki

Mr. Nowicki came to the Roycroft Campus in 2010 by way of PBS. He is responsible for all classes and programming on the Campus, including tours, instructors and workshops, the Roycroft art shows, the Roycroft Film Society and Book Club, and special events throughout the year. He also helps maintain the Campus website, as well as the training and handling of volunteers and docents. He has 15 years of experience working in educational programming, professional development and community outreach.

Mr. Nowicki has also been a teacher for more than 20 years, having taught in every grade level from Pre-K through college, specializing in art and history. He has given multiple talks around the region on Elbert Hubbard and the history of the Roycroft Campus.


$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event. Or come to the Roycroft Power House (39 South Grove St.) for the live presentation on April 28th.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.