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Dairy Farming in Monson
May 1—1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
History, stories, and artifacts will be shared during an informal get-together with several members of the oldest dairy farm families in Monson.
The Keep Homestead Museum will present ”Dairy Farming in Monson“ on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in the barn. We will be visiting with some of the descendants of dairy farms past and present. At one time, Monson had twenty-seven (27) farms related to the dairy business. Today there is only one farm that is still producing milk.
In addition to a descendant of one of Monson’s oldest dairy farms that is still producing milk, descendants from other farms will relate the history of their farm as to how and when it was acquired, size of herd, milk routes, etc. For those farms whose descendants cannot be present, we will speak for them as their history was related to us. Additionally, the Museum will have on display several items used in the early milk operation and delivery business.
At one time, the Keep Homestead Museum property was a very prosperous dairy farm. Upon her death, Myra Keep Lovell Moulton donated all this property to the Town of Monson. The Museum is located at 35 Ely Road in Monson, Massachusetts. The house and gift shop will be open from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. for touring. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.