NEW:  Our latest Button Blog Post by June Kosier – Koumpounophobia

— It’s time for the Great New York State Fair!  Make your trip on August 22 so you can visit the NY State Button Society exhibit in the Arts and Crafts Center.  See details at our Calendar of Events page.

Education

 

We have clubs throughout the state where you can learn about button makers, types, materials, and their fascinating history.

Preservation

 

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.

Community

 

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.

Fun

 

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.