Hello, I created this website after I published my "The History of Buttons: Why We Collect the Little Masterpieces of Art" program. I use the program to recruit new button club members, as well as entertainment for other groups. Many people don't know the amazing story of buttons throughout history and the influence these common little items had on fashion and industry! My illustrated presentation provides them an entertaining lesson that often surprises them! I have presented the program locally to the general public and frequently at senior living communities. So many older residents still have their button tins and jars and they love talking about buttons. I also have presented a version tailored to young people — it's never to early to interest our youngest generation in button collecting.
My narrated version of the presentation makes it easy for others to use it as a tool to recruit new button club members. If you'd like to buy a copy, I will put it on a flash drive so all you have to do is open the program on your computer. It is a Quicktime program. There is no need to do research or to find a presenter — just introduce the show, start up the program and let it run. Please use the contact page to email me.
I am a button collector and enthusiast — with an emphasis on enthusiast. I first got interested in button collecting many years ago, but put it on hold until I retired recently. The item pictured to the right is what first got me interested in collecting. I purchased it from an elderly lady at a house sale. In my mind, it is a double work of art...the creation she fabricated to hold the buttons and the buttons themselves.
About a year ago, I was part of a small group who started the Hernando County Button Collectors Group in Florida. I am a member of the Manatee Button Club in Ocala, FL, the Florida State Button Society and the National Button Society. I will be presenting on how to market your button club at the 2017 Florida State Button Meeting & Show.
Look for the Hernando County Button Collectors Group on Facebook!