Oregon State Button Society

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OSBS was formed in 1948 and oversees several local clubs throughout the state of Oregon. The purpose of the Oregon State Button Society is to encourage the advancement of education about the history of buttons in trim and fashion, including their manufacture and use; and to promote the collection and preservation of buttons as cultural artifacts.

Membership in OSBS is $20 per year and members receive three color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials. 

OSBS hosts a button show and sales event every May in Keizer, Oregon. OSBS also hosts the annual picnic and two workshops throughout the year for state and local club members.

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National/Regional Associations and Societies

National Button Society

Membership in NBS is $35 per year and entitles you to 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials.  NBS hosts a button show and sales event in a different location annually.


Western Regional Button Association

WRBA provides educational material, available to the public:

Membership in WRBA is $25 per year and members receive 4 color educational bulletins per year and access to educational materials.  WRBA hosts a button show and sales event in Reno, NV, every two years.  WRBA was formed in 2003.