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Christen Carter

Christen is the Founder and President of Busy Beaver Button Co. where they make custom buttons. She is also the Co-Curator of the Button Museum with the mission to tell as much American history as possible through pin-back buttons. Button design and messaging are unique to their time, showing people’s perspective at any given moment. The stories behind the buttons whether they are about political candidates or beer advertising are infinitely fascinating and have parallels to our current moment.

Message in a Button

A dive into the the University of Connecticut Pins and Button Collection gives a wearable history of progressive causes.