National Button Society

Educating, enjoying and preserving all that is beautiful and historic in buttons


To promote educational exhibits, encourage research, publish and disseminate information, and preserve for future generations all that is beautiful and historic in buttons.


The National Button Society (NBS) is committed to the Education, Preservation, and Exhibition of buttons. Membership is open to individuals and organizations who support the mission of NBS.

NBS History     

NBS was founded in 1938, with many state and local button clubs

forming soon thereafter. The first NBS button show was held the next year in Chicago. Today regional, state and local clubs gather throughout the year and host button shows and sales. NBS has several thousand members from four continents and continues to enjoy gatherings and online events.

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