Whether you have a few hours, or multiple days, there are a variety of activities in which we can immerse your group in the Roycroft experience. Here are some options to think about:

Tours

  • 1-hour Introductory Museum Tour: The tour will take the group into the Press Room and Museum on the Campus giving a brief history of the Roycrot and Elbert Hubbard.
  • 1 1/2-hour Extended Tour: The tour will take the group around the Campus giving a history of the Roycroft and an overview of the Arts & Crafts movement.
  • 2 1/2-hour In-depth Tour of the Campus: The tour will take the group into the interior of many of the buildings on Campus giving a more detailed history of Hubbard, his wives, the Roycrofters and their artwork.

For groups over 30 people there is a discount on each ticket. All Tour tickets include admission to the Campus Museum.

Campus Museum

Entrance into the Museum on the Campus will give guests access to some of the original artwork, photographs, letters, books and furniture of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters.

Museum admission is included with Tour tickets, or visit the Museum on it’s own.

Hands-On Workshops

  • Printing Press Demonstration & Print: One of our printers will give your guests a short history and demonstration of the 19th century printing presses on the Campus. Individuals will each have an opportunity to run the press and make a print, which could be used later in a book binding project or on its own.
  • Book Binding Project: This hour-long, hands-on workshop has guests creating a faux-leather journal in the same manner as the original Roycrofters. If individuals made a print earlier in the day, this could be bound in the journal as well.
  • Illumination/Gold Leaf Project: This hour-long, hands-on workshop has guests illuminating (painting) a print in the same manner as the original Roycrofters. Students will also learn about gold leaf and apply it to a small area of their project.

Other workshops and demonstrations may be available. Options and cost will depend on the size of the group, date & time, supplies needed, and availability of instructors.

Presentations

We have a variety of subjects and speakers which we could arrange to talk to your group, throughout the day, during lunch or dinner, or even in the evening depending on your agenda. These presentations usually include a Powerpoint with historical photographs. Topics include “A Short History of the Roycroft”, “Elbert Hubbard – The Early Years”, “The Roycroft Press”, “Dard Hunter – The Roycroft Years”, “Western New York: Epicenter of the American Arts & Crafts Movement”, “The Women of the Roycroft” to name a few. Please visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for a complete list of topics. Or if you have a topic of interest you can request if a talk is available.

Meet and Greet Artists

  • Artists in Residence: The Campus has a variety of artists in residence, in various media. We can possibly schedule a visit to see their studios and talk to them.
  • Artists Studios: There are a variety of artist studios around East Aurora, in various media. We can possibly schedule a visit to see their studios. Transportation would need to be supplied by the group.

Shopping on the Campus

  • Copper Shop Gallery: Featuring over 100 contemporary artists from around the country and Canada working in the Arts & Crafts tradition.
  • Roycroft Antiques: An antique shop specializing in treasures from the past, especially Roycroft.

Dining on the Campus

  • Lunch on the Peristyle: There’s nothing quite like lunch on the Peristyle of the Roycroft Inn. Limited by the size of your group.
  • Fine Dining at the Inn: A variety of sit-down, buffet or family style options are available for small to large groups. Reservations are required

Other Options

There are other attractions, some within walking distant of the Campus, which groups might be interested in including:

  • Elbert Hubbard Museum: Housed in one of the original Roycrofters home, this is a not to miss Museum filled with original furniture, artwork and studio. Within walking distance from the Campus.
  • Millard Fillmore Museum: This National Historic Landmark is the home of our 13th President which he build for his bride in 1826.
  • Baker Memorial Church: Home to 16 original Tiffany stained glass windows. Within walking distance from the Campus.

Visit our Nearby Attractions for more options.

Group Packages

You’d like something special but don’t have the time to put something together. Leave it to us. We already have a few packages put together which groups might be interested:

  • The Roycroft Experience (1-day): Get a taste of what the Roycroft Campus has to offer including a tour, demonstration in the Press Room, hands-on workshop, lunch at the Roycroft Inn, and some time to shop.
  • The Yellow Rose – Women Suffrage Tour (1-day): Join us as we celebrate the 19th amendment, and Alice Hubbard’s influence in promoting, for all women, the equality practiced by the Roycroft.
  • The Well-Crafted Weekend (3-days): The perfect weekend to experience the Roycroft, the birthplace of the American Arts & Crafts.
  • Roycroft, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts & Crafts Movement (6-days): Immerse yourself in the world of Roycroft, includes demonstrations, hands-on workshops, meet and greet with artists, and field trips to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin Complex and Graycliff Estate.

Call to customize one of these programs for your group.

Additional Information and Scheduling

For additional information, availability and pricing, please contact Alan Nowicki at anowicki@roycroftcampuscorp.com or call 716-655-0261.