The Western NY Picnic, hosted by the Elmira Button Club was held in Bath, New York, on Tuesday, July 12th. 
Read all about it here.

The latest edition of the NYSBS Bulletin is in the mail! Highlights include:
— Roger Selander, Engraver by Susan Reding 
— A Look Back at the 2023 Show 
— Spotlight on Junior Collector Norah Glor 
— Newest NYSBS Executive Officers 
— My Button Buddies by Ann Scholl
— 2024 Preliminary Awards
— Windswept Buttons by Debbie Bakos
A special thanks to our contributors listed above!
Please note: The bulletin states that the 2024 NYSBS Show is April 28-30. This is incorrect the dates are April 26-28, 2024.  
Join the NYSBS today to receive your own bulletin. Details can be found here.

The 2024 Preliminary Awards List is now available. There is a limit of just 15 awards, so if you want your award to be included for 2024, get the details to Linda Hickey ASAP. 

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 can be viewed here.

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.