• 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

    Nestled amongst the trees on top of a hill overlooking Milford, Promont is an ideal location for weddings, bridal showers, afternoon teas, corporate meetings, and more. Promont’s Italianate architecture acts as a beautiful backdrop, adding a touch of old-world elegance to any event. Inside, the vaulted ceilings and intricate woodwork create an intimate ambiance for 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 Museum is Open

We’re excited to announce that Promont Museum is once again open. The museum’s doors will be open on the first and third Sunday of every month from 1pm to 4pm. Call (513) 248-0324 for more information or to set up a private tour during the week.

You are also welcomed to explore the grounds of Promont. We only ask that you stay safe & respectful of the property and each other, limit your group size, and distance yourself from others.

If you have questions on GMAHS activities, please call Susan Vilardo at 513-248-0324 or info@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 Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm

info@milfordhistory.net or 513/248-0324

You may schedule a private tour for small groups by calling 513/248-0324 or by emailing info@milfordhistory.net.


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