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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 Museum1 week ago
Peter Newland Great concert at Keep Homestead Museum. Cool music on a hot day. Made in the shade!
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Keep Homestead Museum2 weeks ago
Join us this Sunday, July 7 from 1:30–2:30 pm for the Peter J. Newland Trio! An afternoon with the energetic trio combines Peter’s original compositions along with their unique interpretations of rock, pop and blues standards from the 50s to the present and a sampling of the American songbook in the Sinatra style. We hope to see you there and don't forget to bring a chair or a blanket!
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Keep Homestead Museum1 month 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.
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