This week in 1905, according to the East Aurora Advertiser, the New-Thought or Science-of-Success Convention was in progress at the Roycroft shops.The Roycroft held several conventions through the year in those days, and it was reported, “though the July convention was great, this one is greater; crowds of people arrive on every train and the Roycroft Inn is taxed to its utmost capacity.“ Then, in the week after the convention, the newspaper revealed that it “was the greatest in the history of the Roycroft Shop. It outranked any previous convention held at this place…although the convention has closed, many people are at the Inn and more arrive on every train.”
In the year 2014, you can experience a Roycroft Conference on the original East Aurora campus October 3,4 & 5. Lectures, artisan demonstrations, workshops, art shows, good food and great conversation will be plentiful. Registration online is open now.