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Now accepting applications! The garden is all volunteer and organic with 16 full-size plots. Contact Nancy at 413.563.4669 or visit the garden website for more details and to apply.

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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 will reopen on Sunday, April 7, 2024 with our Open House event. Please continue to visit our website or our Facebook page for ongoing program announcements.

2024 Events

The museum will reopen on Sunday, April 7, 2024 with our Open House event. Please continue to visit our website or our Facebook page for ongoing program announcements.

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
Wow! We had a wonderful turnout for yesterday's quilt program AND, in the afternoon, the sun finally came out after about twenty years of gloom.

Pamela Weeks, researcher, author, and curator of the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA brought many kinds of quilts from her own collection to discuss. She talked about dating quilts using their fabrics and content as clues. She also helped folks learn more about their own quilts which they brought in for her to discuss.

Thank you, Ms Weeks & thanks, also to the crowd which showed up to enjoy & participate in this fun, interesting program.
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Keep Homestead Museum2 weeks ago
The Keep Homestead Museum opens for the season this Sunday (April 7, 2024) with the program “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell.” We hope to see you there!
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Keep Homestead Museum1 month ago
Here's a great video of the making of a piece of micro-mosaic jewelry.
Folks who visit the Keep Homestead Museum are enthralled & amazed by our examples of micro-mosaic buttons & pins.
Here's how to make 'em!
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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