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Cancelled: A Short History of the Roycroft Campus

01/19 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This Event has been Cancelled. We will announce when it has been rescheduled

Working in the late nineteenth century, soap salesman Elbert Hubbard would be a catalyst for the Arts & Crafts movement in America. After being inspired by a trip to William Morris’s Kelmscott Press in England, Hubbard would return to East Aurora, N.Y. and build his first Roycroft Shop in 1897. Combining his strong business sense and the Arts & Crafts ideals, he would create an industry of hand printing, illuminating, and bound books. Within a few years, the Roycroft Shops would undergo multiple expansions and produce a variety of handcrafted art including furniture, copperwork, and stained glass. Although the Roycroft would close due to tragedy and the Great Depression, a renaissance has begun. Come hear the stories of the rise, fall, and rebirth of this National Historic Landmark, right here in Western New York.

Admission is Pay What You Wish.


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