The Acorn Button Society of Hartford will present a program at the Bristol Historical Society on buttons. Surrounding towns of Bristol were active in their production. Buttons have been used for military uniforms, fashionable clothing, lady’s long gloves, underwear, and plush covered buttons were used for railroad and carriage upholstery.
Do you remember Grandma’s Button Jar? Do you have one? In Waterbury history one set of buttons was used by a man on twenty seven different vests! Hear Mom calling, “Cut the buttons off that shirt before you throw it away!” Buttons have been made from things such as: animal horns and hoofs, and whalebone, elephant ivory, pearls, leather, glazed pottery, tin, papier-mache, pewter, glass, and plastic. Collectors seek all kinds.
This program will be held on June 15 at 7pm at BHS, 98 Summer Street, Bristol. Cost is free to members, $5 to non-members for further information contact
BHS at our website or call 860-583- 6309.