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Button Power: American History, Design, Culture and Politics Through Buttons
December 13, 2021 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
ABOUT THIS FIELDTRIP
The pinback button has been a part of every major historical, social and cultural movement in our history.
Join Busy Beaver Button Co founder Christen Carter LIVE from the world’s only button museum in Chicago as she walks you through the history of design, advertising, politics and culture with a virtual “Show and Tell”!
Get ready for a rollercoaster of nostalgia with over 20,000 original buttons ranging from George Washington’s inauguration to the Pepsi Challenge and everything in between!
✨WHAT TO EXPECT
✔️ 1. Welcome to the Button Museum
✔️ 2. History of the Pinback Button
✔️ 3. A button walk through history and design
✔️ 4. Interactive Q&A
✔️ 5. Live tour of the of the Button Museum and the Busy Beaver Dam
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Christen Carter is the founder of Chicago based Busy Beaver Button Co; an eco friendly, women owned company that has been helping people spread their messages and build communities through shareable pinback buttons and stickers.
For over 26 years, Christen has solidified herself as global thought leader on the role of buttons in history, modern marketing and pop culture. She is an author, speaker and entrepreneur who has taken her roots in the DIY and punk rock space to become a leader in green manufacturing, women owned business and value based entrepreneurship.M