The history of the American Arts and Crafts movement is embodied in the Roycroft community. Founded by Elbert Green Hubbard, the Roycroft is more than just a National Historic Landmark in the charming village of East Aurora, New York. Roycroft’s artisans and craftspersons flourished from 1898 to 1938, producing some of America’s best and most important crafts, furniture, and books. This visual history through postcards and motto cards produced by the Roycrofters’ presses shares the story and philosophy of their movement.
Robert Charles Rust is a former owner of the Roycroft Inn and Shops in East Aurora, where he lived for 20 years. He has written extensively on the subject and was the founding president of the Preservation Coalition of Erie County. Rust succeeded in securing National Historic Landmark status for the Roycroft Campus and is a life member of the Roycrofters-at-Large Association and the Aurora Historical Society.