Upcoming Events

Concert on the lawn featuring Livestock

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

Livestock is a group who use traditional bluegrass instrumentation to interpret a somewhat wider musical collection, reaching out into blues, folk, country, and rock 'n roll for their confirmed label of Bluegrass & Americana. The members often play in a number of other formats, as well as share the singing responsibilities. They use old-school ambient […]

Zoo on the Go

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

Forest Park’s "Zoo on the Go" program is coming to the Keep Homestead Museum in Monson on Sunday, October 3, at 1:30 pm. It is a FREE educational outreach program that will bring seven ambassador animals to the museum. Information will be provided on the animals’ special adaptions, habitats, behavior, diets, and status in the […]

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November Keep Museum Reopening & Open House

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

We will celebrate our reopening with an open house on Sunday, November 7 from 1–3:00 pm. A new exhibit of  Belle Epoque buttons is displayed with copies of original pen and ink drawings executed by Monson art teacher and button collector W. Louise Larson. Very often the designs resemble work from the Art Nouveau Era (1890–1910) […]

December Keep Museum Holiday Sing-Along

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

The public is invited to tour the Keep Homestead Museum at 35 Ely Road in Monson from 1:00–3:00 pm on Sunday, December 5 to enjoy special button exhibits and a Holiday Sing-along led by Gay Paluch, pianist, and Joe Wholley, flutist. Join voices to celebrate the holiday season and learn about the history of carols and […]

Life Aboard a Whaling Ship with Anne Barrett

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

Keep Museum Open Houses are the first Sunday of every month during the season from 1 - 3:30 pm and are open to the public free of  charge. Our first Open House kicks off with the “Life Aboard a Whaling Ship” performance featuring Anne Barrett with the story of Mary Lawrence, a whaling wife who […]

Open House

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

Our Open Houses are the first Sunday of every month from 1:00–3:30 during the season. They are free and open to the public.

Dairy Farming in Monson

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 […]

Sarah the Fiddler

Keep Homestead Museum 35 Ely Road, Monson

The Keep Homestead Museum is proud to present Sarah the Fiddler. The program will be held on the lawn of the museum, located at 35 Ely Road in Monson, weather permitting. The moment Sarah’s bow touches the strings, her passion for music is evident. She combines influences of classical, bluegrass and Celtic music to create […]