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Plan to join us for our Next Meeting

  • Sunday March 20th at 1 pm, tentatively at the North Gloucester Library.  The topic will be vanity (designer) buttons, and it will be a group participation activity, with everyone bringing their vanity buttons for identification.  Susan Smith, will bring her book on Designer Buttons purchased at National in New Hampshire last July.

  • Wednesday April 20th, at the Hazeldean Branch of the OPL, 50 Castlefrank Drive, at 12:30 pm. and will end before 4:00.  Topic:  Buttons as Trim.  Micheline and Susie will be presenters. 

  • Thursday May 19th, tentatively at the North Gloucester Library.  The topic is still to be determined.


Check back again – as we are always updating our website!


Do you have a button collection to sell?

The OVBC will offer guidance or suggest options to help you sell your collection.  Contact  Micheline Gravel - or (613) 841-0524.



Enjoy this “Smilebox video” compiled by Sue Farrah.

Just click here – and when the film is complete, please come back to see more about the Ottawa Valley Button Club.


A site for button collectors in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

“Button It!”

Event sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Button Club and the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

Date:  Saturday October 24, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

                  267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario

Meet experts from the Ottawa Valley Button Club and learn all about your button collection – free on site identification all day, antique buttons for sale, plus much more....

Hope to see you there.

Contact the Ottawa Valley Button Club for more information (link)



About the Club

The Ottawa Valley Button Club is a small group of people with a passion for clothing buttons.

Learn about, preserving and displaying buttons is part of the joy of collecting buttons.  It will take you on a fascinating discovery journey that can involve history, art, fashion, socio-economics, workmanship and production.

President:  Sue Dickout

Treasurer:  Linda Doyle

Newsletter:  Nancy Moynihan, editor

Meeting Minutes:  Michele Jaakson

Mailings:  Evelyn Palmer

Display organizer:  Ariella Hostetter

Fibrefest Ways and Means:  Linda Doyle

Setting the program dates, meeting places and presentations:  Evelyn Davies and Susan Smith

Liaison with other Button Clubs:  Linda Doyle

Webmaster:  Susan Smith

Reminder:  Please check this website for the date of our next meeting


Information about the OVBC contact:  Sue Dickout, or at 613-831-3960

We look forward to welcoming more collectors at our next meetings.

WANTED:  Club members are asked to send photographs for our website to Susan Smith.

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