To promote educational exhibits, encourage research, publish and disseminate information, and to 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 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 also host button shows and sales. NBS has more than 2,700 members on four continents with 39 of the 50 states represented by state and local clubs.
Button Timeline coming in 2021.