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Pearl Button Museum/Muscatine History & Industry Center


category : Museums
Museum showcases machinery and memorabilia illustrating the button-making process. The History & Industry Center interprets local industrial history with an emphasis on pearl button manufacturing. Muscatine was known as the "Pearl Button Capital of the World" because of the many factories producing buttons from Mississippi River clams -- at one time 1.5 billion buttons annually or 37% of the world's supply.


Admission: Fee
Hours: Noon-4 Tue.-Sat. or by appointment
Address: 117 W. 2nd ST.
Phone: 563-263-1052
Our Email: malexander@machlink.com
Our Website:www.pearlbuttoncapital.com

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