Chicago, Illinois: Busy Beaver Button Museum

Not clothing buttons, but buttons used for promotion and political views. 18,000 buttons displayed in a business that makes buttons. Has a button for Jim Key the Educated Horse, and many other forgotten causes and celebrities.

3407 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL
Logan Square neighborhood, northwest of downtown. On the south side of W. Armitage Ave., across from the AutoZone, just west of the intersection with N. Kimball Ave.
M-F 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Busy Beaver Button Museum: Buttons don't just hold clothes together; they hold forth with announcements, art, and opinions. [12/06/2016] Complete Story...

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Busy Beaver Button Museum

They let us make our own button to take home! We sang happy 119th birthday to the button and we were happy to learn that they are outgrowing their space. The buttons are arranged into groups on boards. It is interesting to see how buttons have changed since the beginning.

[Brooke Lancaster, 07/24/2015]

Pin-back buttons were invented in 1896, and the company's collection includes thousands of vintage and rare finds.

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