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The property has about 75 acres of farmland, a pond, and a small granite quarry (now a certified vernal pool).

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Volunteer at the Keep Homestead Museum—knowledge of buttons is not required!

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Big or small, glass or metal, ivory or seashell… there are thousands of buttons on display at the museum!

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History was important to Myra and the museum contains many examples of this interest.

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2024 Events

The museum is now open for the seasonAll Sunday events feature an open house from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. for touring. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

2024 Events

The museum is now open for the seasonAll Sunday events feature an open house from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. for touring. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.

Welcome to the Keep Homestead Museum

Visit our website often for details about new exhibits and upcoming events in 2024! Explore the museum online with our virtual tour.

Questions? Call 413-267-4137 for more information.

 

The most unique button collection in New England!

When Myra Keep Lovell Moulton died in 1988, the last of a long line of Keeps in Monson, she willed her property, its contents and an endowment fund to the town with two stipulations:

It must be opened to the public on one day during the first year after acceptance of the property.

It must be named the Keep Homestead Museum.

Learn more about this Western Massachusetts museum
 

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Keep Homestead Museum6 days ago
I know, I know.
I just went through downtown and saw that our banner advertising LAST weekend's concert is still up.

So sorry. The helpful folks who put up & take down those banners are sometimes not able to get the work done on time. It's NOT their main activity, after all.

WE WILL NOT BE HAVING ANOTHER CONCERT NEXT SUNDAY. The next concert is July 7, 2024 and will be the always popular Peter Newland and his trio.
Please be sure to attend on July 7 at 1:30.
Meanwhile, we'll get the out-of-date banner down for a rest as soon as we can.
Thank you for your support.
Keep Homestead Museum
Keep Homestead Museum2 weeks ago
We hope to see you this Sunday!

Due to limited space at the museum, we are providing parking at the First Church of Monson located on High Street. A shuttle service to and from the church will be provided starting at 12:00 noon. Directions will be provided by the Keep staff.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets but, since we're a town property, absolutely NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
Keep Homestead Museum
Keep Homestead Museum2 weeks ago
In an attempt to emphasize our hopes & concerns for the upcoming concert on the lawn by Sarah, please note:

We will have the shuttle service again this year. It will run from the First Congregational Church's parking lot (big white church at the bottom of the hill) right to the museum's driveway. We have very limited parking, so cars will be turned away as soon as it's filled.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets, but, since we're a town property, absolutely NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed.
Mural on community garden shed

Rochelle Shicoff, Artist Facilitator; Title: “Look Deep”

There’s lots more to do!

Hike the Keep Homestead Nature Trail

Enjoy our outdoor sculptures

Admire our grounds and the community garden