National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
The Mahoning Valley Button Box Club was one of the first diatonic accordion ensembles.
The club has had as many as 30 musicians, with women and children performing on the
same stage with men. The club first met at the Slovenian Home in Girard, Ohio, and
drew its members from the Penn-Ohio area. The players were inspired by the button
box revival led by Frank Novak, Lou Trebar and Lojze Slak, among others. They have
taken their happy music on tours across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean,
and twice to Slovenia. The group has released four albums and won annual awards from
the Polka Hall of Fame. Players practice every week and appear in parades, concerts,
fairs and festivals.