• History

    The first settler to arrive in the Milford area was the Rev. Francis McCormick, a Revolutionary War soldier with a thousand acre land grant, in 1796. He built his log cabin on the hill at the present 1000 Forest Ave. In 1797 he founded the first Methodist Class in the Northwest Territory. The Village of More Info

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  • Promont

    Promont is a Victorian mansion circa 1865 and the former home of John M. Pattison, Ohio’s 43rd Governor. It is currently owned and operated as a museum by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society. The museum features period furnishings, a reference library, changing exhibits, and a gift shop. Docent-led or self-guided tours are available on More Info

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  • Research/Library

    The Leonard L. Harding, Jr. Library serves as a limited access historical library featuring information on Clermont County and the Greater Milford area.

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  • Weddings & Events

    PROMONT Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, Ohio, Promont was built circa 1865 as a lovely example of Victorian Italianate architecture in its entire splendor.  The mansion is steeped in old world elegance, period furnishings, yet modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your wedding, reception, corporate meeting or special occasion More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop our unique Victorian Gift Shop!

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The Greater Milford Area Historical Society

To collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the Milford-Miami Township Area.

Promont, the Victorian house museum of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society

Promont is Open Sundays from 1-4 pm. Admission is $5 adult/$1 age 12 & under.

Business Hours are Wednesday – Friday 9am-4pm info@milfordhistory.net or 513/248-0324

You may schedule a private tour for small groups by calling 513/248-0324 or via Email.

Go Fund Me for Promont

We have discovered some serious water damage at our beloved Promont. The most urgent repairs are needed on the balconettes on the tower, as well as the plaster and moldings of the master bedroom, and the ceiling and walls of a third-floor servant’s quarter. Please consider visiting our Go Fund Me for more details and to assist us with these repairs, which require custom preservation work in some areas.

We have received donations of $5 to $500 and we could not be more grateful for the support our community is offering 154 yr. old Promont! Every dollar counts in this campaign and we appreciate your support! Please click the button below to add your contribution. Thank You!

The official poster of the 14th Annual Art Affaire

The 2019 Art Affaire Poster – created with the work of Milford area artist Kate Albert – is officially here!

Posters are available for purchase & are available in two sizes. 20×30 is $10 and 16×24 is $7. A limited number of posters signed by Kate Albert will be available the DAY OF Art Affaire at the GMAHS booth. Unsigned posters are available at Promont and Row House Gallery and Custom Framing.

To learn more about Kate and her work, head over to the Poster Contest page, Kate’s Facebook, or Kate’s website.

Congratulations, Kate!!

Membership Matters

*Next Member Meeting: October 3rd at 6:30 pm. Levi Durst of Historical Hands will join us and present some of the wonderful history he has uncovered from various locations the Milford and Miami Township area through his metal detecting. And he has quite the collection, including an array of items discovered at our Promont! Visit Historical Hands Research & Recovery on Facebook to get a sneak peek before the meeting!

Check out the Events Page for all the details of what’s going on with GMAHS!   Member Meeting Location: Sibcy Cline offices at Mulberry Square, 1077 St. Rt. 28, Suite #111 *All are welcome to join us at meetings anytime.*

Upcoming Events

The official poster of the 14th Annual Art Affaire

The 14th Annual Art Affaire is September 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street in Historic Downtown Milford!

Check out all of our upcoming events by clicking the button below!

We have many events coming up this year and we would love for you to join us! From Brown Bag History Lunches to Book Club to Studying Cemeteries to a Premier Art Fair, we have something for everyone!

Want to Create Your Own History at Promont?

Rent Promont for your event or function in 2019 & beyond!

Promont offers a unique, personal experience when you book your wedding, shower, party, meeting, picnic, or any other event with us. For more information visit the Promont Events website, Facebook page, or contact our Certified Events Coordinator, Kim Phipps at 859/409-3504 via call or text.


Visit (and Like!) our Facebook Page to receive updates of events right in your news feed.

Private event notice. Promont is often booked for private events and these engagements can overlap with regular open hours. Please check this website or the GMAHS Facebook page for closure notices. Or, call 513/248-0324 (Wednesday-Friday).


GMAHS received a matching grant from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) to enable the expansion of its Art Affaire’s community cultural program. The OAC helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

GMAHS is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization