• 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 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

Could you be our next Executive Director? Click on the image to download the job description and details on how to apply! (Document will download automatically)

Dear Members, Friends, & Community:

The following GMAHS activities are currently closed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and mandates from the state of Ohio to assist Public Health and safety.

ART AFFAIRE: GMAHS’s outdoor fine art and fine craft show, our primary annual fundraiser, is now CANCELLED. All application and/or booth fees will be refunded. Please direct questions to artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.

You are welcome to the grounds of Promont to sit outdoors and have a picnic lunch, read, or take a walk (especially helpful for the kids!). We encourage all to enjoy some fresh air & exercise during this time. We only ask that you stay safe & respectful of the property and each other, limit your group size, and distance yourself from others.

MAKER’S MARKET ON MAIN: Scheduled for May 9th in partnership with the City of Milford is CANCELLED. We plan to be back in May 2021. Refunds are currently being issued.

THE BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES has been cancelled for the summer 2020 season. We plan to be back in May 2021!

Please stay advised on precautions and any new developments. We will post future updates here under this same graphic/headline and on our Facebook page. If you have questions on GMAHS activities, please call Donna at 513-248-0324 or damann@milfordhistory.net. For Promont Events, you may reach Kim at 859-409-3504 or info@promontevents.com.

Thank You for understanding the need to protect our valuable volunteers, staff, and visitors from any possible exposure. Take care, friends!

GMAHS 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.

Membership Matters

*Please check back for the next Member Meeting to be announced.

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

*Please Note* Many events have been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID19. Please call 513-248-0324 or email info@milfordhistory.net with any questions or concerns.

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 Fine Art Fair, we have something for everyone!

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

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!

Create Your Own History at Promont!

c2019 Forever Faith Photography

Rent Promont for Your Special Event! (Yes, we ARE booking summer, fall, and winter 2020 dates!)

Promont offers a unique, intimate, and 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. *Photo Credit to Forever Faith Photography

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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