The property has about 75 acres of farmland, a pond, and a small granite quarry (now a certified vernal pool).

Big or small, glass or metal, ivory or seashell… there are thousands of buttons on display at the museum!

History was important to Myra and the museum contains many examples of this interest.

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2020 Events

The museum is currently closed until further notice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open house is usually on the first Sunday of each month, 1–3:30pm from early April to December. This will resume when the museum reopens.

  1. Museum closed for Easter

    April 4, 2021
  2. Postponed to April 11, 2021: “The Power of Women” with Wayne Phaneuf

    April 11, 2021—1:30 pm

2020 Events

The museum is currently closed until further notice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open house is usually on the first Sunday of each month, 1–3:30pm from early April to December. This will resume when the museum reopens.

  1. Museum closed for Easter

    April 4, 2021
  2. Postponed to April 11, 2021: “The Power of Women” with Wayne Phaneuf

    April 11, 2021—1:30 pm

Welcome to the Keep Homestead Museum

Due to COVID-19, the museum is currently closed. We invite you to browse our website to plan your visit once we are able to safely reopen.

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.

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