NBS Show Information
2004 Show Information
Hotel and Directions
Programs and Tours
Schedule
Registration form
(PDF file)

National Button Society Show Tours
August 7 – 14, 2004
Appleton, Wisconsin

Saturday
August 7, 2004

Time:
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

and (second tour)

12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Second Tour Canceled

Cost:
$18.00 per person

Bergstrom-Mohler Paperweight Museum &
Paper Baron Mansion Neighborhood!

 See Dazzling glass, housed in a beautiful vintage mansion on Lake Winnebago, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum has the world's largest and most representative glass paperweight collection as well as a large Germanic Glass display.  Following a slide presentation explaining the origins and techniques of making paperweights, visitors will see hundreds of them on display, including buttons by some of our well-known artists.   Looking for some unique shopping?  Stop by the gift shop to “ooh and ah!”  Your guide will also take you through the fabulous Paper Baron Mansion Neighborhood where you’ll find out how the owners of the paper mills made their fortunes and how they lived.  You’ll get behind-the-scene stories of intrigue, romance, tragedy and comedy.  History will unfold before your eyes as you step back in time.

 

Sunday
August 8, 2004

Time:
8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$58.00 per person
 
Canceled
 

Green Bay & EAA Air Venture Museum!

Go Pack, whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a casual observer of the sports world, The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame will delight you. The Hall features hands-on interactive video displays, numerous multimedia exhibits and priceless Packer historical items, making it one of the most fascinating sports museums in the country.  Dining at Kroll’s West Restaurant in Green Bay is a favorite with sports fans, families and local folks who love great food, friendly faces and a casual atmosphere.  You’ll enjoy an authentic Wisconsin meal surrounded by Packer memorabilia.  Then to the EAA Air Venture Museum located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world.  From the Wright brothers to Lucky Lindberg to modern day air travel, you’ll experience a century of air travel. 

 

Monday
August 9, 2004

Time:
9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Cost:
$42.00 per person

Appleton Highlights

“Say Cheese” at Simon’s Specialty Cheese, known throughout the country for its fine assortment of cheese.  Sit back and watch the videotape, which highlights the cheese-making process, from curds to whey.  Then sample the products in their charming retail shop (don’t forget the chocolate cheese!).  Be sure to buy plenty for friends, family and, of course, yourself!  Experience “Magic Moments” at the Outagamie County Museum which will give you a look at the early life in the Fox Cities, its papermaking heritage and favorite hometown son, Harry Houdini.  You’ll be among the first to experience the a.k.a. Houdini Exhibit which will give you the chance to see magic at its finest.  Experience papermaking first hand!  Lunch! Then see the Mansion in the Woods!!  The Grinon (“Green-yo”) Mansion, an elegantly restored home that recaptures the heyday of the Fur Trade Era and life on the frontier for this early trader's family.  Costumed guides lead tours of the Mansion and tell about the Grignons, their home, and everyday life on the Wisconsin frontier. Visitors may also browse through the Mansion's historic apple orchard, herb and vegetable gardens, and take home a treasure from the Museum Shop.  (Not handicap accessible.)

 

Tuesday
August 10, 2004

Time:
12:45 p.m. to 2:45

and (Second Tour)

Wednesday
August 11, 2004

Time:
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Second Tour Canceled

Cost:
$12.00 per person

Bergstrom-Mohler Paperweight Museum

We will be using a school bus for these two tours.
(No luxuries and possibly no AC)

See Dazzling glass, housed in a beautiful vintage mansion on Lake Winnebago, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum has the world's largest and most representative glass paperweight collection as well as a large Germanic Glass display.  Following a slide presentation explaining the origins and techniques of making paperweights, visitors will see hundreds of them on display, including buttons by some of our well-known artists.   Looking for some unique shopping?  Stop by the gift shop to “ooh and ah!” 

 
NOTE:  Limited numbers can be accommodated.  Tours will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  No tour reservations will be accepted prior to June 1, 2004.  All tour reservations must be in by July 1, 2004.  Reservations by mail only, no phone or email reservations accepted.
NBS Show Information 2004 Show Information Hotel and Directions Programs and Tours Schedule Registration form
(PDF file)

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