IMPORTANT: Membership dues to the New York State Button Society are due by October 31. Don’t delay – get your form and check to Rita today! Go to the Membership page now for the renewal form and details. You get 2 bulletins a year and automatic membership to the Northeast Regional Button Association.
The Preliminary Awards List for the 2019 New York State Show has been updated. Check it out.
This year we are celebrating the inception of the New York State Button Society. The club was established 75 years ago, in 1943. Imagine collecting buttons back then. Buttons were plentiful, but not plastic (yet). If you wanted to research vintage or antique buttons, you had to go to the local library. Correspondence relating to buttons between far away friends was done via postal mail. Thankfully, local button clubs cropped up, enabling people interested in collecting, the opportunity to share their passion. The goal of the society has been the same for 75 years: Educating and engaging the community in learning, preserving and having having fun sharing in the common interest of collecting an everyday household item that’s been keeping us fastened, closed and decorated since prehistoric times.