The Award Winning Trays from the NYSBS Show are finally posted! Check them out.

It’s a Wrap for The NYSBS Annual Show and Awards. 
At left, The 80th Anniversary Show Button.
Thank you to our Executive Board and generous members who volunteered to work in various roles during the show – too numerous to mention but so much appreciated.  Special Thanks to our Auctioneer Team – Art Baur and Donna Ledoux, our dealers: Sharon Braund and Carolyn Webb (and their presentation on Saturday night), Donna Ledoux, Kathy Schaller, Tender Buttons, Nancy Boyer, Shirley Clark, Joan Tyl, and Deb and Dee Hanson.  Photos of all the happenings and the award-winning trays will be posted soon. Here is a start.

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 posted here, for all to see. 




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 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 the picture but, still made a necklace is Esme.