Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: October 24 & 25, 2015

 

Michigan Button Society Celebrates 75 years of Button Collecting, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Believe it or not, there is a National Button Society as well as state societies in most states, including here in Michigan. The Michigan Button Society has the honor of being the oldest state button society in the country.

 

 

Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 16, 2015 - Are you looking for an interesting new hobby a hobby that spans generations and allows you to learn about art, fashion, and history simultaneously? Collectible clothing buttons can be that hobby. Through it, you can discover different materials used to make buttons over the past few centuries, be amazed by the variety of designs on buttons, and find out on what kind of clothing particular buttons were worn.

 

The Michigan Button Society is celebrating 75 years of collecting on October 24 & 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ,  5700 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

The Saturday night program will feature Bruce Beck speaking about pearl buttons to fit with the Pearls Of Wisdom theme.
 
Humans have been using buttons or button like objects as ornaments or seals since 2000-1500 BCE. At that time the buttons were more ornamental than functional. When clothing fashions became more snug, buttons became fasteners.
 
Buttons have been made of many materials. We're not talking about the average nylon or polyester shirt buttons seen on most clothing today. Sea shells, Satsuma pottery, wood, steel, tropical nuts, and glass are just a few of the numerous materials from which buttons have been constructed. Materials used for buttons closely follows material inventions specific to any given period. For example, after celluloid was invented in the latter half of the 1800's, it was soon used to make buttons. Celluloid fell out of fashion as new plastics were developed in the first half of the 1900s.
 
Where do people who like to collect and learn about these buttons find others who share their interest? They find them at button clubs and button shows. Believe it or not, there is a National Button Society as well as state societies in most states, including here in Michigan. The Michigan Button Society has the honor of being the oldest state button society in the country. Founded in 1940, the Michigan Button Society followed the National Button Society's formation by one year.
 

Admission is free.
 
Websites for button collectors:
www.nationalbuttonsociety.org or www.michiganbutton society.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Donna Weinberg

Email: MBSPublicity@yahoo.com

Phone: (269) 806-7951

 

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CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Michigan Button Society Fall Show

Event Date: October 24 & 25 2015

Event Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel , 5700 28th Street Grand Rapids MI 49546

Admission: Free

Web: www.michiganbuttonsociety.org

Contact: Donna Weinberg, MBSPublicity@yahoo.com, (269) 806-7951

Description: Are you looking for an interesting new hobby a hobby that spans generations and allows you to learn about art, fashion, and history simultaneously? Collectible clothing buttons can be that hobby. Through it, you can discover different materials used to make buttons over the past few centuries, be amazed by the variety of designs on buttons, and find out on what kind of clothing particular buttons were worn.   The Michigan Button Society is celebrating 75 years of collecting on October 24 & 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel , 5700 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.

 


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