4H Button Enthusiast takes State Fair Prize!

4H Button Enthusiast takes State Fair Prize!

It is always a great pleasure to discover a young person who is excited about history. We are doubly pleased when we find a student interested in our Muscatine Pearl Button History. That is why we were so happy to meet Beth Wilwert and her mother, Jennifer, at the...
The Pearl Button Queen

The Pearl Button Queen

The Pearl Button Queen Paddle Wheel Boat, a cardboard and button creation designed by Vada Baker and artist JoAnn Carlson. Featured in: Make It Muscatine Weekly | August 19, 2021 Throughout the year, Vada tries to come up with new ideas for the Museum’s window...
BUTTONS?

BUTTONS?

  Buttons? When I became Director of the National Pearl Button Museum last September it was something of a departure (pun intended) from my former job as an airline pilot. When I told my aviation friends about my new job they inevitably replied with a question...