Society chief to share his knowledge of buttons

GREENFIELD — An expert on buttons will speak in Greenfield July 8 and 9.

Pat Cooper, president of the Indiana State Button Society and Hancock County resident, will be present 1 to 5 p.m. July 8 and 9 to discuss the history of buttons, how to start a button collection, how to create a button chain and how to display buttons professionally.

The Hancock County Historical Society was established in 1965. It owns and oversees the Old Log Jail Museum and the Chapel in the Park. The Old Log Jail Museum was acquired by the historical society in 1967, and moved from its original location on South Street, Greenfield to Riley Park. The Chapel in the Park Museum, originally the Philadelphia United Methodist Church, was acquired by the historical society and moved six miles down US 40 to the park in 1981.

The events are free and open to public, however, donations are welcome. For more information, visit