Tours & Fun

National Button Society Convention
August 6 - 11, 2001
Denver, Colorado


Saturday, August 4, 2001 -- 12:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Gray Line Denver Mountain Parks Tour - $31.00

This tour leaves Denver by traveling west into the foothills, a transitional area between the Great Plains to the east of Denver and the majestic Rockies just a few miles farther to the west. The first park we'll stop in is Red Rocks, and it will be apparent how the park got its name from the beautiful color of the geology all around. There will be time for walking and pictures as well as for refreshments. From there we'll continue up Bear Creek Canyon through several forest communities. Wildlife may be seen throughout the trip including deer, elk, and the great North American Bison, also called the buffalo. The final stop on the tour is at Buffalo Bill Cody's gravesite and museum, which overlooks the entire Denver area. Then it's back to Denver, passing Golden, the home of Coors beer and the Colorado School of Mines.


Sunday, August 5, 2001 -- 12:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Gray Line Denver City Tour - $31.00

An intimate view of renowned modern and historic city sights. Departing from the pickup point, we begin with a scenic drive into the eastern suburbs, graced by distinctive residential areas, with stops at two of Denver's over 200 outstanding city parks. Then we drive to a promontory where we alight for 'photo ops' of the city's impressive skyline and of the Museum of Natural History. Next, we tour the town proper, viewing such prominent structures as the 19th century Governor's mansion and major sports arenas.


Monday, August 6, 2001 -- 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
JHB International Tour - $12.00

There is so much to see at JHB that the tour group will break up into 3 sections and rotate through a three-part tour, spending about an hour doing each of the three parts. There will be a meeting with Mrs. Barr in the board room, where drinks and cookies will be provided. An assistant will give a tour of the building, which will include the Product Development Department, Import and Export operations, Shipping, Receiving, Sales & Marketing, Data Processing, Accounting and Carding activities (JHB is one of the few companies that continues to custom hand-card. This process, although labor intensive, enables JHB to include the delicate and beautiful buttons for which the company is known throughout the world!), and which will end in the museum, where most, or all, of the buttons that JHB has sold are on display, as well as books and thimbles. The third part of the tour will be a visit to the Backdoor, where we will be able to buy buttons!! (Limited to 110 participants)

5/20/01 - The Show Chairman reports that all  of the Limited Participation tours and programs are at capacity. 


Wednesday, August 8, 2001 -- 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Colorado Historical Society Georgetown Loop Railroad - $35.00

The Georgetown Loop Railroad has been called one of the most spectacular narrow gauge train rides by many. The historic narrow gauge train travels between the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume, both rich in mining and railroad history, and will take you over the reconstructed Devil's Gate High Bridge which stands 95 feet above Clear Creek and through the same spectacular Colorado mountain scenery that visitors of yesteryear enjoyed. The ticket cost includes a box lunch.

Friday, August 10, 2001 -- 9:00 PM
Best Vest in the West Show Down

Finish up the week with a little fashion fun. Don't miss this opportunity to show off your style and your creativity. Start planning now on what you will wear to our "Best Vest in the West" show down on Friday evening after dinner. In'vest' a little time now for big returns later.

Colorado Rockies Baseball

The Rockies will be in Denver on August 3, 4, 5, & 6. Further information is available on the Internet at or by calling 303-762-5437.


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