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Explore the museum from your own home until we reopen with our normal visiting hours.

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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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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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2022 Events

The museum will close for the season after December 4 and will reopen in April 2023. Please continue to visit our website or our Facebook page for future announcements.

2022 Events

The museum will close for the season after December 4 and will reopen in April 2023. Please continue to visit our website or our Facebook page for future announcements.

Welcome to the Keep Homestead Museum

The Keep Homestead Museum is now open for the season. Plan your visit here.  

Visit our website often for more details about new exhibits and upcoming events in 2022! You can still explore the museum now 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.

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Here are some wonderful seasonal cards featuring button collection leftovers. Very nice & quite a bit fancier than the ones we currently have for sale in our gift shop now.
Our final Open House of 2022 is Sunday, December 4 from 1 - 3:30.
Keep Homestead Museum
Keep Homestead Museum
Here's the second half of the button dating suggestions.
Keep Homestead Museum
Keep Homestead Museum
This may prove helpful to some collectors.
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 the grounds