Connecticut State Button Society
CONNECTICUT HISTORY OF BUTTON MAKING
CONNECTICUT STATE BUTTON SOCIETY
In 2012 the Connecticut State Button Society will celebrate our 70th anniversary. Founded in 1942 our original members were mostly women with active minds and time on their hands. The men were going to war and the women left behind found shared interests in the hobby of collecting and researching information about buttons. A second generation of collectors, both men and women, followed in the spirit of learning to create the CONNECTICUT HISTORY OF BUTTON MAKING as a Bicentennial Project of the Connecticut State Button Society 30 years later in 1976. Pouring over city directories, old journals, maps and land records our members uncovered primary source materials to create this document about the early days of button manufacturing in the state of Connecticut. In celebration of our 7oth anniversary, with respect to our founders and to all who have benefitted from the hobby of button collecting, we are offering this work to learn from and enjoy.