• 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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  • Teas/Weddings/Events

    PROMONT Teas and Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, 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 and modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your Victorian tea luncheon, wedding, reception, corporate meeting More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop and browse our unique Victorian Gift Shop, stocked with treasures for all ages and budgets

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The GMAHS mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the Milford-Miami Township, OH area.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines:

November 25th through December 21st  The Nutcracker holiday theme at Promont.  Come up to Promont on Sundays from 1-4 pm, as well as the week of 12/17 – 12/21 from 1-4 pm to enjoy the magical transformation of Promont into scenes from the classic 1892 Nutcracker Ballet.  $5 admission per adult, $1 per child. Private tours are available by appointment. Call 513/248-0324 or email info@milfordhistory.net to schedule yours!

December 15th and 16th 2018,  1-4 pm  “A Nutcracker Christmas” Holiday Open House at Promont   

GMAHS invites the Community to visit Promont on this weekend and enjoy the transformation of Milford’s Victorian House Museum into scenes from Tchaikovsky’s classic 1892 Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.  Guests will enjoy light refreshments, strolling Carolers, and a visit from Mr. & Mrs.CLAUS! And don’t forget about our gift shop! It’s the perfect place to find a gift for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list, as well as any proud Milfordite that loves local history.  Invite your friends and family to join us for this special weekend!

You can keep up to date with what’s happening before, during, and after the open house weekend by following us on Facebook and RSVPing through our Holiday Open House Facebook Event!


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


Private Events and Other Closure Dates:

Promont is CLOSED to public Sunday tours during the months of January and February. You may still book private or group tours, however! Call 513/248-0324 or email info@milfordhistory.net to book your private tour or with any questions or concerns. Thank You.

*Interested in hosting your next event/special occasion at Promont? Visit the Promont Events website for more details or email info@promontevents.com



GMAHS congratulates June Pfaff Daley for winning the 2018 Art Affaire Poster Image Competition. CLICK HERE to see the entry!


GMAHS Office Hours

Wednesday-Friday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Note: Call 513/248-0324 to confirm as the administrator may have off-site meetings.

Promont Hours

PROMONT is open for tours each Sunday, 1-4 PM.

Admission:  $5/adult and $1/child under 12 – payable at the door

Group and/or personal tours can be arranged by calling 513/248-0324.

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 Little Free Library
Open 24/7 on the grounds of Promont, the GMAHS Little Free Library allows you to take a book, leave a book. Our library offers historically themed nonfiction and fiction and is available for all Milford and Miami Township residents. Learn more here.






GMAHS MEMBERS and Volunteers are always welcome.
LEARN MORE about GMAHS membership. Or, CLICK HERE for details on volunteer opportunities.



OAC_full-color-rgb-logoGMAHS 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.