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Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum

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Address: 363 Oakwood Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052-2319
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+1 716-652-4735
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

In the first decade of the 20th Century, Elbert Hubbard launched a careet...

In the first decade of the 20th Century, Elbert Hubbard launched a careet as a writer, philosopher, orator, publisher, and founder of the Roycroft - one of America's, most successfful Arts and Crafts communities, in East Aurora, NY. In 1985, Gladys ScheideMantel donated her craftsman bungalow (built by members of the Roycroft Community) to the Aurora Historical Society. The museum contains beautifully bound and illuminated books, furniture, copper work, and other Roycroft memorabilia on permanent display as well as oil paintings by Alex Fournier and leather work by George ScheideMantel.The museum is open from the beginning of June to the end of October. The hours are from 1-4pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.Special tours can be arranged by calling the office or checking the web site.

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Casual Stroll

Very interesting from a historical perspective. Very interesting architecture and informal gallery. Antiques and Art a winning combination.

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Lancaster, New York

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Lancaster, New York
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Very interesting from a historical perspective. Very interesting architecture and informal gallery. Antiques and Art a winning combination.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

A must if you visit East Aurora. This wonderful example of an Arts and Crafts home is filled with many important artifacts made not only by the owner of the home, but other Roycrofters of note. Docents do a great job of telling the Roycroft story.

Thank sstarks
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

For American arts and crafts lovers, this is a must see, along with Stickley's Craftsman Farm in NJ. They both give a real sense of not only the philosophy of the period, but also the tangible results.

1 Thank ali l
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was the perfect complement to our stay at the Roycroft Inn. The staff are very helpful and offer a unique perspective of the work of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. This is a must for Arts & Crafts fans!

1 Thank Don C
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

My review might be a bit colored as our docent was the president of the East Aurora historical group, but we had a wonderful walk through on the life and works of Elbert Hubbard as well as some of the individuals whose passion for things Roycroft allowed for the construction of a really meaningful collection.

1 Thank AlWalavich
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped with friends after catching lunch. The museum offered many different items to look at. If you are familiar with Ebert Hubbard, you might not enjoy this museum very much. Although, it does provide a slice of history to learn about.

1 Thank denmarfl
Utica, New York
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Hubbard was one of the leading proponents of the Arts & Crafts movement in America in the 1890s. He founded the Roycrofters, a campus of craftsmen who created books, magazines, ceramics, and glass. At this museum (docents are available) you'll learn about Hubbard, the movement, and and the importance of the Roycrofters.

1 Thank RonL40
Fairfield, CT
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

We went to East Auroa to see this museum we got there and it said closed till June. This was in April so we were disappointed but I went on there web site and saw they give private tours so I called they gave me another number and said to ask for Don. I called him and made arrangements to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was able to take a private tour for the museum. Our guide was great, he met us at Roycroft Inn and we walked over there. Learning the history from him was great, we didn't feel rushed at all and he made us feel extremely welcome.

1 Thank Edgy247
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Really enjoyed. Love arts and crafts style homes and furniture. Guide was extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a good perspective on the town as a whole.

1 Thank TorontoCity

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