Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

 

Event Date: April 11-12, 2015

 

Colorado State Button Society Show and Sale, Denver, April 11-12

Why are buttons such an appealing collectible?  Why would anyone want to collect plain old buttons? Buttons are so much more: cultural bellwethers of trends, art styles and societal perceptions.

 

 

Denver, Colorado, March 24, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Colorado State Button Society will be hosting its annual spring button show and sale in Denver, Colorado on April 11th and 12th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec St. The theme for the show is “Square Up Your Buttons.” Admission to the show is free.

 

There will be displays of collectible buttons of every kind plus various enjoyable educational programs. Guests who have family heirloom buttons are welcome to bring them for identification and information from the expert collectors and dealers.

 

What is so special about buttons? What if one button made in the 18th century is worth thousands of dollars? What if another one was worn by dignitaries attending the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States in 1789? Or, what if it is only a simple white mother-of-pearl button, but it was worn on your great grandmother’s wedding dress over 150 years ago? There will be lots of special buttons to view and to purchase at the Colorado State Button Show and Sale.

 

Why are buttons such an appealing collectible?  Why would anyone want to collect plain old buttons? For the uninitiated, when someone offers up the statement “I’m a button collector,” the image emerges of plastic shirt buttons typically used in the apparel industry or plain buttons in jars at flea markets.  But buttons are so much more; cultural bellwethers of trends, art styles and societal perceptions. Name a material, any material, and it has been used in button production.  Subject matter is also varied and inclusive, including political statements, organizational affiliation, employer identification, cosmic links, religious overtures. Or, how about flowers, plants, animal life, hobbies, Eros, classical renditions?  These subjects and nearly everything imaginable have been represented on clothing buttons. 

 

 

The National Button Society, organized in 1938, is structured around the study and dissemination of information about these fascinating and never ending items. The Colorado State Button Society was founded in 1968 and has local chapters in several cities across the state. Members are involved in collecting buttons and working in a variety of button crafts including the very popular creation of jewelry using buttons. Everyone with an interest in buttons for any reason will enjoy the event.

 

More information about the depth and breadth of button collecting can be found on the National Button Society website at www.nationalbuttonsociety.org and the Colorado State Button Society at www.coloradobuttons.com. Tidbits of button history, photos, connections to nearby clubs, and show schedules are provided there.

 

The showroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Hotel opens on Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sunday, April 12th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

 

The Colorado State Button Society ia a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Harriett Brittenham

Email: president@coloradobuttons.com

Phone: (720) 851-2572

 

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Colorado State Button Society Show and Sale, Denver, April 11-12

The Colorado State Button Society will be hosting its annual spring button show and sale in Denver, Colorado on April 11th and 12th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec St. The theme for the show is “Square Up Your Buttons.” Admission to the show is free. There will be displays of collectible buttons of every kind plus various enjoyable educational programs. Guests who have family heirloom buttons are welcome to bring them for identification and information from the expert collectors and dealers. What is so special about buttons? What if one button made in the 18th century is worth thousands of dollars? What if another one was worn by dignitaries attending the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States in 1789? Or, what if it is only a simple white mother-of-pearl button, but it was worn on your great grandmother’s wedding dress over 150 years ago? There will be lots of special buttons to view and to purchase at the Colorado State Button Show and Sale. More information about the depth and breadth of button collecting can be found on the National Button Society website at www.nationalbuttonsociety.org and the Colorado State Button Society at www.coloradobuttons.com. Tidbits of button history, photos, connections to nearby clubs, and show schedules are provided there. The showroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Hotel opens on Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sunday, April 12th from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  

Event Name: Colorado State Button Society Show and Sale

Event Date: April 11-12, 2015

Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 

Admission: Free

Web: www.coloradobuttons.com 

 


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