Stemming from the success of recent restoration and preservation projects, plus 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 will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, September 29 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
The Museum will be 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 will give 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 Campus an important part of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
“This is an exciting time for the Campus as we can now offer our visitors a greater insight into who Elbert Hubbard was, especially in his personal relationships, and showcase the origins and growth of the Roycroft Shops,” says Curt Maranto, Executive Director. “Our collection will also be available for research purposes to individuals who want a more in-depth look into the Campus’ history. It will compliment the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, run by the Aurora Historical Society, and give visitors to East Aurora more opportunities to view and study original Roycroft artifacts.”
The Museum will be open Wednesdays – Sundays, 10:ooam to 5:00pm, and by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays. General admission is $5, or become a member of the Roycroft Campus and receive free access to The Museum throughout the year.
For more information, contact the Roycroft Campus at (716) 655-0261 or visit their website at www.roycroftcampuscorp.com.