Explore The World of Buttons

Saturday June 15, 2019

For the second year in a row, explore the fascination of buttons. Antique, vintage, and modern clothing buttons on display and for purchase. Fun, family-friendly activities, educational opportunities exploring button collecting fun, art, history, fashion and fiber arts. Quilters Welcome!

The EXPO will boast numerous displays. Plan to learn about a variety of buttons. Various displays to be viewed by the public are being put together by planners now. An updated list of program displays will be provided soon. The EXPO will also boast hands-on activities including a station to make buckles/button necklaces, muslin buttons, Shrinky - Dink buttons and activity cards in which a participant can earn ribbons. The participant will select the activity card of his or her choice and after finding the required buttons, tools will be provided to mount them. While exploring, The World of Buttons, the buttons in Poke Box Alley are free to those participating in activities.

I have a weakness for buttons. I'm always collecting ornate and nicely decorated ones.

Rila Fukushima

Free Admission

For more information contact: mibuttonsocietypublicity@gmail.com or call 269-806-7951

If you are interested in joining a button club or the Michigan Button Society, information may be obtained at the show.

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Explore the fascination with antique, vintage, and modern clothing buttons.

Explore button related collecting, art, history, fiber arts, and more.

  • FUN TIME For Hours!
  • All AGES Are Welcome.

Yes. The Essenhaus feature a buffet style restaurant just across the parking lot within walking distance.


Parking is free and very convenient. Park just outside the showroom doors.

Button Expo 2 will feature displays on steel buttons, black glass buttons, uniform buttons, Japanese metal works, 18th Century buttons, horses on buttons, Sam Biern buttons, and Goodyear Rubber buttons just for starters.

Several activities will be offered, ncluding the ever so popular "Shrinky-Dink" buttons, button bracelets, key chains, trinket boxes and other misc. projects. Also plan on completing mini competition cards and a scavenger hunt. Most activites are free and a few will have minimal fees to complete. All buttons in PokeBox Alley are free for those participating in an activity.

Programs scheduled for this year's expo include Tintype Buttons, The History of Buttons, and a featured reading of Pete the Cat and his Groovy Buttons.