• Michigan Button Society


    Antique, Vintage, and Modern Clothing Button Collectors

    We Collect Buttons! So Could You!
  • The First State Society


    Since 1940

    Collecting, Classifying, and Exhibiting


Upcoming Events

Collectors Collecting Buttons

🍂MBS Presents a FALL SHOW🍂

"Glass By the Bay"
Presenting Artist Beth Cox


October 1 - 3

Come and enjoy the fun of the fall competitive show and education presentation of glass artist Beth Cox.

Reservations 231-796-4400 at the Big Rapids Holiday Inn. Location has changed as a result of uncontrollable factors. For more information and meal reservation forms follow SHOW INFORMATION link.



SHOW INFORMATION CCMPETITION AWARDS

MBS Spring Button Show

"Button Harvest"
Presented by the Southwest Button Club


May 13th & 14th, 2022

Come, relax, shop and enjoy!

Reservations 734-433-8000 at the Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village. For more information and meal reservation forms follow SHOW INFORMATION link.



SHOW INFORMATION

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

Proposed Changes to the MBS Contitution. At the fall show 2021 the MBS membership will vote on the following changes to the MBS Constitution.

Proposal Guide By Laws Draft Consitution Draft

Collect, Compete, Learn

COLLECTING IS FUN, COMPETITION IS A CHALLENGE, AND LEARNING IS EDUCATIONAL



COLLECT

Collect the buttons you love and love the buttons you collect! Whether you collect antique, vintage, mordern, horn, glass, plastic, etc. they all can be displayed making fascinating artwork for any wall. Most collectors display on 9 x 12 cards as this is the required size for competition. Have fun collecting. Button collectors are friendship driven, dedicated, and connected to those all around our state.

COMPETE

There is no need to compete to enjoy the hobby, but why not? By competing you learn. It is challenging and fun. Awards are written and sponspored by button collectors. Each fall show there is a list of several awards to choose from.

LEARN

The more you collect the more you learn. Joining a local club is a great way to learn about buttons from the type of materials they can be made from to ways they can be made. Learn about the various techniques, backmarks, and age of buttons all by becoming a member of our society.

Collect, Compete, Learn Links

The MBS Constitution States

SHOWCASE OF BUTTONS MADE IN MICHIGAN

MBS PORTFOLIO OF INFORMATION

JOIN MBS TODAY

Receive Triannual 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

Share an award winning tray, share a club event, or share a beautiful button.

Click on a tray of buttons to enlarge. Contact MBS today at mibuttonsociety@gmail.com for details.


MEMBERSHARE


Congratulations to all that participated in the Challenge Theme trays. Browse the theme trays in the sections below.


2021 GREAT ESCAPE CHALLENGE ENTRIES



DECEMBER GREAT ESCAPE CHALLENGE ENTRIES


NOVEMBER GREAT ESCAPE CHALLENGE ENTRIES


OCTOBER GREAT ESCAPE CHALLENGE ENTRIES


MICHIGAN JUNIORS CELEBRATE THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF MBS


MICHIGAN MEMBERS SHARING BUTTONS AND THINGS!