The Button Museum
Stevens is also a vocalist and has two songs that he wrote about all of his creations.
"I have a unique song and it goes like this," he said. "If you like the color of my clothes, would you give me buttons instead of a rose. Buttons can be square or round, they keep my pants from falling down."
His other song, "Insomniac Shuffle" is as follows: "Give me a bag of buttons, buttons are my bag, I start sewing buttons before my eyes begin to sag. Buttons will make or break me when I sign the big contract, then I'll be the richest of all insomniacs."
As of this time, Stevens has no plans of creating any more of his patented items.
These days he enjoys spending time with his wife of 50 years and his three children, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
"I just got tired of going," Stevens said. "I decided that if people want to see it they can come to me."
Recently he just opened a museum to showcase all of his creations.
The museum is located off of Highway 34 between Bishopville and Camden and is open six days a week.Admission to the museum is free, but Stevens does accept donations.
It was cool to go and see. I wouldn't make the trek out just for this but we were already in the area for the topiary garden and figured we might as well check this out too. The story of the button king is definitely an interesting one.
Great local museum been around for years
They play live music on Friday nites and all .Mr Dalton did was collet buttons
I am Rennie
Really interesting roadside attraction. Somewhat out of the way, but worth the quick side trip. There is music on Fridays, but I did not see it. Free admission, but bring some cash for a donation to keep the AC and electric running. GPS location is accurate. Look for the sign on the dirt road. Safe rural area.
Maybe I'm biased because my wife and I dropped by this museum on our first date, but this is a great, fun place with interesting things to see covered in buttons. This time we were back with our two kids and a niece as we celebrated 5 years together.