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The ultimate museum for the pearl button enthusiast! The pearl button industry, the "gold rush of the Midwest", centered in the Pearl Button Capital of the World of the early 1900's. Muscatine's entrepreneurial & philanthropic stories from the...more
Truly a piece of Americana that should be celebrated and preserved. We loved the museum and Terry's first hand knowledge of this fascinating part of our past. Not to be missed if you are anywhere near Muscadine, IA.
Fascinating history of the button industry in Muscatine. The guide was a wealth of historical and ecological information. Great movies and displays. Did you know during its heyday 1/3 of all the button sold in the world were from Muscatine? And that the town had...More
My husband grew up in Muscatine and we were there visiting family. Before we left we had to stop and visit this story of the city, it was informational and the couple working it were very helpful. Great experience!
We had such a wonderful time at the button museum! Terry was so kind to give us a tour and was so informative! We learned things that we had no idea about and so interesting.
A must see in Muscatine!!!!!
You definitely need to stop in for the history of pearl buttons and how they impacted Muscatine and beyond. Terry was a wealth of information beyond all the history displayed. We loved hearing the stories. He lives and breathes Muscatine. Go upstairs as well. You...More
Thank you to everyone involved in keeping history if this button making for all to learn about and enjoy. Presented so well. Tour brief, and very informative. Displays contain beautiful jewelry, useful household items, etc. My husband even thought it was interesting!🤣