For Members of Button Clubs and Button Collectors in New York State
Linda Hickey from the Rochester Button Club shared this button card she created to chase away winter and welcome spring! Click on the image to get a closer look.
Collecting stories about why people collect buttons for posting here. Please consider filling out the Button Collector Interview Form. You can answer the questions for yourself, or call a button friend, and ask them the interview questions. Responses will be collected and and posted here, for all to see.
— The NERBA Show, scheduled for June, has announced their cancellation for the annual show. — The New York State Button Society Annual Show and Awards scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 is cancelled. The theme, “Hello Spring.” and the 2020 Awards will simply transfer to next year – May 2021. If you made hotel reservations for either show, please reach out to the hotel(s) directly to cancel your reservation.
We have clubs throughout the state where you can learn about button makers, types, materials, and their fascinating history.
Learn the best way to preserve, care for and store buttons based on the material(s) the button is made of. Discover how to tell when a button has “gone bad.”
In 2017, the Albany Times Union wrote a feature article about how volunteers from to local button clubs are helping to preserve the Capital Region’s button history in Troy, NY. Check it out.
We share our knowledge in our communities with exhibits, shows and talks.
Joining a club brings you directly into a community of button lovers who are eager to share their knowledge of these miniature works of art.
Ours Juniors making Button Necklaces for a Mother’s Day gift. From left: Sarah, Liam, Sophia, Chloe, Neil, Audrey & Teigan. Missing from picture but, still made a necklace is Esme.