• 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:

Promont, the Victorian house museum of GMAHS, is closed to public Sunday tours now through February. Sunday tours will resume on March 3rd at 1pm.

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

*Please Note: if Milford Schools are closed the GMAHS business office is closed.*

Save The Date:

February 5th: History Readers Book Club, 6:30pm. Our book is ‘Blood & Ivy: the 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard’ by Paul Collins.

March 5th:  History Readers Book Club, 6:30pm. ‘The Last Castle’ by Denise Kiernan

Membership meetings resume March 7th, 6:30pm – ALL Welcome!  Speaker Ron Vance discusses and demonstrates Biblical Canes.  Location: Sibcy Cline offices at Mulberry Square, 1077 St. Rt. 28, Suite #111

April 2nd: History Readers Book Club, 6:30pm. ‘Girls in the Picture’ by Melanie Benjamin

April 27th: Arbor Day Celebration with the City of Milford on the grounds of Promont.

May 7th: History Readers Book Club, 6:30pm. ‘Ruthless Tide’ by Al Roker.

May 11th: 2nd Annual Maker’s Market (in partnership with City of Milford). If you are a Maker, and are interested in having a booth at the Maker’s Market, please click here to send us an email

June 4th: History Readers Book Club, 6:30pm. ‘The Removes’ by Tatiana Soli

June 8th: (Tentative) 2nd Annual Bridal Boutique hosted by Promont Events.

September 28th: 14th Annual Art Affaire! 

 

Art Affaire is now accepting applications for the 2019 event!

If you’re interested in participating check out the Art Affaire page for more info and to download the Call to Artists info and the application.

Interested in renting Promont for an event or function in 2019?

Promont offers a unique, personal experience when you book your intimate 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. 

Interested in scheduling an “Afternoon Tea” at Promont in 2019? 

Contact our friends The Beechtree Circle to gather with friends and “step back in time” during a unique afternoon tea featuring Victorian ambiance, precise service, and elegant presentation. Your Tea also includes a tour of the museum. For groups of less than 50. Call 513/697-8112 or Email the Beechtree Circle for more information and scheduling.  *All parties are private fundraisers benefiting the maintenance of the museum.*

 

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).

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.