• Michigan Button Society


    Antique, Vintage, and Modern Clothing Button Collectors

    We Collect Buttons! So Could You!
  • Since 1940


    The First State Society

    Collecting, Classifying, and Exhibiting





Michigan Button Society

Collectors Collecting Buttons

The Michigan Button Society was formed May 21, 1940 in Detroit at the annual Detroit Hobby Show. Michigan holds the recognition for being the first state to form a button society.
Today we continue to be an active society with members from all around the state and many surrounding states. Each year, at the spring and fall state conventions, antique, vintage, and modern buttons are on display. The fall convention boasts a competition among button collectors. The buttons are a sight to see. Come join us. Click on the link below for more information about the Michigan Button Society, its history and the manufacturing of the Michigan button.
MBS History

Collect, Display, Compete

COMPETITION DIRECTIONS, AWARDS, & ENTRY FORMS



COMPETITION

As a button collector there is no need to compete to enjoy the hobby, but why not? Competition is learning about your buttons. It can be challenging and fun to create a tray for competition that best represents the award as written. Follow the link below for competition directions.

AWARDS

Awards are written and sponspored by button collectors. Each fall show there is a list of several awards to chose from. Enter one tray or as many as you would like.

ENTRY FORMS & TRAY SLIPS

One Entry Form is used to list all of an entrants competition tray entries in numerical order. One Tray Slip is needed per tray entered.

PRINT FORMS AND INFORMATION HERE

Upcoming Events

BUTTON SHOWS TO ATTEND

The MBS Constitution States

SHOWCASE OF BUTTONS MADE IN MICHIGAN

MBS PORTFOLIO OF INFORMATION

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Receive Quarterly Button Bulletins and Endless Friendships

Follow the link provided to complete your membership application online. After completing the application you will be directed to PayPal to submit your payment. As another option the registration form may be printed and submitted, with payment by check, via snail mail to our Registration Chair. The address is provided on the registration form. There is no longer an option to submit a registration online without payment.



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Button Clubs Around the State

Currently there are six clubs that meet in various locations around the state. Clubs provide programs, buttons swaps, sales, and friendships. While individual clubs generally meet once a month, schedules are determined by the individual club members. All ages are welcome. Come join us! Explore the world of buttons by finding a club near you. More information regarding a specific club can be found by clicking on the club's image.

Members of the Michigan Button Society Sharing

Contact MBS via the Website for Information on how to Share