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The History of the Arts and Crafts Movement

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Program #12718RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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After checking in with the Welcoming Committee, get settled in your room and explore until dinner.

Itinerary for May 26 — May 31, 2013

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Type: Inn

Description: Historic 28 room Arts & Crafts style Inn that went through an $8 million renovation. 2005 marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Roycroft Inn. Highlight will be the viewing of the new Four Season murals in the entrance that were created to mark this event. Furnishings include both authentic and quality reproductions of Roycroft Furniture and other decorative items. Quaint country Inn surroundings will add to the pleasure to your experience.

Contact info:
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA
phone: 716-652-5552
web: www.roycroftinn.com

Room amenities: Internet access, phones, cable television

Facility amenities: The Roycroft Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers wide porches and various cozy seating areas just perfect for a game of chess, curling up with a good book, or sitting and contemplating life. In addition, a wide variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and skiing are available within close proximity to the Inn. A nice continental breakfast is available each morning.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for a quote
"Road Scholar Rate" available upon request.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 26 - Check-in and tour/Evening Activity
Afternoon: 3-5 pm - Registration in the lobby of the Roycroft Inn. There you will receive a packet with your schedule and information about your stay in Western New York. Note: Daily itineraries may change slightly due to some construction that is scheduled on the Roycroft Campus.

Dinner: Seasonal local fare in historic dining room

Evening: "Getting To Know You" - after dinner opportunity for folks to get to know one another.

Lodging: Roycroft Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic 28 room Arts & Crafts style Inn that went through an $8 million renovation. 2005 marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Roycroft Inn. Highlight will be the viewing of the new Four Season murals in the entrance that were created to mark this event. Furnishings include both authentic and quality reproductions of Roycroft Furniture and other decorative items. Quaint country Inn surroundings will add to the pleasure to your experience.

Contact info:
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA
phone: 716-652-5552
web: www.roycroftinn.com

Room amenities: Internet access, phones, cable television

Facility amenities: The Roycroft Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers wide porches and various cozy seating areas just perfect for a game of chess, curling up with a good book, or sitting and contemplating life. In addition, a wide variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and skiing are available within close proximity to the Inn. A nice continental breakfast is available each morning.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for a quote
"Road Scholar Rate" available upon request.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 27 - Roycroft Campus/historic home
Breakfast: Self serve full breakfast

Morning: Learn about the history of the Roycroft Inn with a docent. Lecture - History and Philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement - Lecture to be held in one of the historic buildings on the Roycroft Campus

Lunch: Box lunch

Afternoon: After lunch we will have a walking tour of the Roycroft Campus and learn about the 14 buildings that make up the Campus and a demonstration from one of the Roycrofters-at-Large artisans. Your afternoon ends with a wine and cheese reception in the historic Fournier House, one of the landmark buildings on the Campus.

Dinner: Seasonal local fare in historic dining room

Evening: Presentation by a Frank Lloyd Wright expert - subject and lecturer to be announced.

Lodging: Roycroft Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic 28 room Arts & Crafts style Inn that went through an $8 million renovation. 2005 marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Roycroft Inn. Highlight will be the viewing of the new Four Season murals in the entrance that were created to mark this event. Furnishings include both authentic and quality reproductions of Roycroft Furniture and other decorative items. Quaint country Inn surroundings will add to the pleasure to your experience.

Contact info:
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA
phone: 716-652-5552
web: www.roycroftinn.com

Room amenities: Internet access, phones, cable television

Facility amenities: The Roycroft Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers wide porches and various cozy seating areas just perfect for a game of chess, curling up with a good book, or sitting and contemplating life. In addition, a wide variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and skiing are available within close proximity to the Inn. A nice continental breakfast is available each morning.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for a quote
"Road Scholar Rate" available upon request.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 28 - Graycliff Estate/Artisan Demonstrations
Breakfast: Self serve full breakfast

Morning: The day begins with a demonstration by a Roycroft Renaissance artisan. We will then tour St. Matthias Episcopal Church which has some Roycroft artisan items and then Baker Methodist Church, which has magnificent Tiffany Windows.

Lunch: Lunch in a local East Aurora restaurant

Afternoon: Docent led tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate in Derby, NY. Graycliff is set on 8.4 acres overlooking Lake Erie. Designed by Wright for Martin's wife Isabelle, it was occupied by the family from1928 to the mid-1940's.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: Show and Tell - Guests are encouraged to bring an Arts & Crafts item for discussion and information.

Lodging: Roycroft Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic 28 room Arts & Crafts style Inn that went through an $8 million renovation. 2005 marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Roycroft Inn. Highlight will be the viewing of the new Four Season murals in the entrance that were created to mark this event. Furnishings include both authentic and quality reproductions of Roycroft Furniture and other decorative items. Quaint country Inn surroundings will add to the pleasure to your experience.

Contact info:
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA
phone: 716-652-5552
web: www.roycroftinn.com

Room amenities: Internet access, phones, cable television

Facility amenities: The Roycroft Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers wide porches and various cozy seating areas just perfect for a game of chess, curling up with a good book, or sitting and contemplating life. In addition, a wide variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and skiing are available within close proximity to the Inn. A nice continental breakfast is available each morning.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for a quote
"Road Scholar Rate" available upon request.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 29 - Visit to Darwin Martin Complex/Motor coach tour o...
Breakfast: Self serve full breakfast

Morning: 1 1/2 hour docent led exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin Complex which is undergoing a multi- million dollar restoration. You will view the newly reconstructed pergola and other buildings. Time to visit the Wisteria Museum Shop. View "Millionaire's Row" on Delaware Ave., H. H. Richardson's buildings and towers at the old insane asylum, Louis Sullivan's Guarantee Building and other significant architecture from the bus windows on your way to lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at the Chautauqua Cafe, located in one of the former Larkin Co. warehouses and now newly rehabbed. After lunch, we'll tour the first floor of the building and it's artifacts.

Afternoon: Continuing our Buffalo tour, we'll view the Botanical Garden complex which is part of the Frederick Law Olmsted Park System and then visit the Father Baker Basilica in Lackawanna, NY before returning to East Aurora.

Dinner: Dinner at an East Aurora Restaurant

Evening: Relax at the Roycroft Inn.

Lodging: Roycroft Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Historic 28 room Arts & Crafts style Inn that went through an $8 million renovation. 2005 marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Roycroft Inn. Highlight will be the viewing of the new Four Season murals in the entrance that were created to mark this event. Furnishings include both authentic and quality reproductions of Roycroft Furniture and other decorative items. Quaint country Inn surroundings will add to the pleasure to your experience.

Contact info:
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA
phone: 716-652-5552
web: www.roycroftinn.com

Room amenities: Internet access, phones, cable television

Facility amenities: The Roycroft Inn, a National Historic Landmark, offers wide porches and various cozy seating areas just perfect for a game of chess, curling up with a good book, or sitting and contemplating life. In addition, a wide variety of recreational activities such as golf, tennis and skiing are available within close proximity to the Inn. A nice continental breakfast is available each morning.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for a quote
"Road Scholar Rate" available upon request.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 30 - Tiffany Windows and Artisan Visit/Free time
Breakfast: Self serve full breakfast

Morning: We'll walk past houses owned by people connected in some way to the Roycroft community and make our way to the Hubbard Roycroft Museum. Delight in a tour of this structure, which was built by Roycrofters and its contents, which were made by Roycrofters.

Lunch: Lunch on your own, at restaurant of your own choice.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the Village shops such asVidler's 5 & 10 cent Store, Fisher Price Outlet Store or perhaps even a quick jaunt to view the mighty Niagara Falls.

Dinner: Reception, Tour and Dinner will be at "White Hyacinths", 423 Oakwood Avenue, the former home of Elbert Hubbard and his second wife Alice and currently owned by your Road Scholar coordinator Ellen Moomaw and her husband David.

Evening: Evening is at your leisure.

Lodging: Roycroft Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 31 - Arts & Crafts Styles around the World/Departure
Breakfast: Self serve full breakfast

Morning: Artisan demonstration in the Roycroft Salon by Alburn Sleeper, Roycroft Renaissance Master Artist followed by a presentation on the International Arts & Crafts Movement.

Lunch: Graduation Luncheon at the Roycroft Inn

Afternoon: Guests depart for home at approx 2pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


East Aurora, NY
Buffalo Visitor Bureaucall 1-800-BUFFALO (283-3256) to receive information about events and tourism opportunities in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Region.
For additional information, visit: www.buffalocvb.com
Buffalo and Erie County Historic SocietyHoused in one of the original building built for the Pan American Exposition of 1901. This museum and library has a wonderful permanent exhibit on Buffalo commerce and history. Special exhibitions throughout then year usually focus on Western New York themes
For additional information, visit: www.bechs.org
Burchfield Penney Art CenterArt Center dedicated to Western New York Artists. Affiliated with Buffalo State College and located next to the historic Richardson Tower Complex with grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
For additional information, visit: www.burchfield-penney.org
East Aurora Chamber of CommerceOffers information for your stay in East Aurora and surrounding areas.
For additional information, visit: www.eanycc.com
Roycroft InnThe Roycroft Inn who celebrated the 100th Anniversary of it's opening in 2005 is the first building to go through a major restoration on the Roycroft Campus. Plans are underway to revitalize the rest of the Campus through the efforts of the Roycroft Campus Corporation. The next few years will be interesting to watch
For additional information, visit: www.roycroftinn.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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