Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

British military button excavated in Canada

Object Number: 
INV.6280.12
Date: 
1790-1815
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass military button; dome-shaped with design of three cannons and cannonballs enclosed by shield.
Gallery Label: 
This button was excavated by the Field Exploration Committee in Ontario, Canada along the Niagara River near Fort George, a British fort built in 1795. It was worn by a private of the Royal Regiment of Artillery who was camped or stationed near the fort.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group