IT’S ALMOST TIME!
Our FREE Annual Show is just around the corner! Have you made your hotel reservations? Have you sent $18 to Cathy Parke for your breakfast reservation and the favor of the 2024 NYSBS Show Button? Did you have a button related item to sell at our Auction? Are you excited to hear Richard Price talk about finding buttons with his metal detector and the steps he takes in searching for button identities? 
Show details can be found here, including the show schedule.  Can’t wait to see everyone.
Planning to attend and have an hour to spare? Please consider one of these volunteer opportunities to help AND learn!

We have a fabulous January issue. Here are some highlights:
On the cover (and story inside) Modern Dorset Singleton Button with Beads Made by Trudi Jacobson.
Our Newest Member to the Board – Introducing Art Baur – 2nd VP
Spotlight on Collector Karen Kammer
My Button Buddy, Kathy Doody
Squishies! by Jamie Stewart Young a fun and informative reprint the Wisconsin State BS 
Everything you need to know about the show in 2024, including tips for not getting a “measle.”
+ so much more!
Not a member yet? Join so you can get a bulletin in January and July. Membership is just $15.00 / year.

Many Button clubs across NYS and other states celebrate the holidays in a special way. Check out how the Rochester Button Club in Rochester, NY makes their celebration extra special. Check out the latest blog post.

Check out the latest news from NERBA – the Northeast Regional Button Association (NERBA). Read about the 2024 Show and Awards.

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. 

 

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 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 the picture but, still made a necklace is Esme.