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You are now using our new website. Learn about our town, the button industry and the industrial entrepreneurs of yesteryear and today.  Visit our store featuring button realia and treasures of the pearl button era.  Converse with us about your interests and your visit.

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1. Ethan Anderson wrote:
It has been great working with you on the new website!

Wed, July 24, 2013 @ 9:40 AM

2. E.J. Abell wrote:
Terry, it was awesome to speak with you today! And to think I innocently called and got to speak to the great-grandson-in-law of Albert McKee! I will look forward to sharing info again soon.

E.J. Abell

Wed, July 31, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

3. Martha Lundh wrote:
I want to visit the Button Museum in the spring. Any information you can send would be appreciated.

Tue, November 12, 2013 @ 7:52 PM

4. Barb Herman wrote:
I just found a book that I've had for many years that was sold by a store in Muscatine, Iowa in 1866. It is a book of poetry by Horatius Bonar, published in New York in 1866. The name of the bookseller/stationer is R.M. Burnett. Can you do a search to find out anything about Burnett and his store? The book was apparently a Christmas gift to a woman named Julia M. Arnold on Dec. 25, 1866. Is there a record of anyone in Muscatine by this name? I don't know which of my grandparents gave me this book. I have lived all my 65 years in the Detroit area and had never heard of Muscatine until now. I am very curious about this book. Can you give me some leads in order to solve the mystery of who this lady was and whether the bookseller's family has stayed in the area? I might be willing to donate this book to your museum.
Thanks, Barb Herman

Mon, December 9, 2013 @ 8:11 PM

5. Jeanne Ashcraft wrote:
My father was the youngest of nine children born to Harry and Esther Ashcraft in Muscatine, in 1912. In 1913 the family migrated to California. We cousins have tons of photos and memorabilia, as well as a scrapbook kept by Kate Ashcraft in the 1880s with many clippings from Muscatine newspaper about local happenings and people. If someone would like to contact me via email I would be happy to share more. We are looking for a good home for some of our family stuff. Family members also worked at button factory. Grandma and kids sorted buttons on the front steps of their old house for extra money.

Thu, March 27, 2014 @ 2:17 PM

6. Nancy Wangberg wrote:
Thank you for being flexible and allowing our Muscatine Business & Professional Women's group to meet at your facility after hours. It is so wonderful to see our local history contained in such a wonderful setting. Mary Wildermuth was a superior and gracious guide for the evening. Our members loved the visit in downtown Muscatine.

Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 8:45 PM

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