• 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:

October 2nd, 2018  History Readers Book Club 6:30 pm at Promont  All are welcome to join the History Readers as they discuss All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque.  November’s selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. You can see a complete list of upcoming books on the History Readers Webpage. Keep your eye out for the 2019 selections!

October 4th, 2018  GMAHS Membership Meeting ALL Welcome!  6:30 pm at Sibcy Cline offices at Mulberry Square.  Program: Darlene Gage as Alice Christian in 1950 telling of her survival of the Titanic tragedy.

CANCELED! October 13th, 2018  Time TBD.  Early Ford V8 Club Car Show at Promont.  Unfortunately, a conflict has arisen for the Car Club regarding the date of 10/13, and GMAHS is unable to accommodate the preferred date. We do plan to have the local Early Ford v8 Club visit Promont in 2019!

October 20th, 2018  2 pm $5/person Cemetery Talk at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Carriage Way Park, Milford. GMAHS Administrator Donna Amann will meet everyone at Carriage Way Park at 2:00 PM to discuss the history of the I.O.O.F. Cemetery located there, as well as share the background of some of the individuals buried there, many of whom were integral to the development of Milford as we know it. She even has a story of an orphaned Milford boy interred there who became a Civil War standard-bearer. 

Save the Date:

November 1st, 2018  GMAHS Membership Meeting ALL Welcome 6:30 pm at Sibcy Cline office at Mulberry Square. Speaker: Carolyn Honkamp from Cincinnati Museum Center will speak on the life and work of artist Caroline Williams (1908-1988). Caroline was a Covington native who became well known for her black & white ink sketches of the buildings, as well as the nooks and crannies, of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.

November 6th, 2018  History Readers Book Club 6:30 pm at Promont  All are welcome to join the History Readers as they discuss The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.  December’s selection is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. You can see a complete list of upcoming books on the History Readers Webpage. Keep your eye out for the 2019 selections!

November 14th, 2018  6:30 pm  GMAHS Board of Trustees Meeting

November 25th through Mid-January 2019  The Nutcracker holiday theme at Promont.  Come up to Promont on Sundays from 1-4 pm to enjoy the magical transformation of Promont into scenes from the classic and traditional Nutcracker Ballet.  $5 admission per adult, $1 per child. Private tours available by appointment. Call 513/248-0324 to schedule yours!

December 15th and 16th 2018,  1-4 pm  Promont Holiday Open House  Free  GMAHS invites the Community to visit Promont this weekend and enjoy the magical transformation of Promont into scenes from the classic Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.  GMAHS will be providing light refreshments, there will be strolling Carolers, and SANTA CLAUS! Invite your friends and family for this special weekend!

 

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Private Events and Other Closure Dates:

Promont will be CLOSED on NOVEMBER 18th for a private Tea event.

Promont is CLOSED to tours during the months of January and February. You may call 513/248-0324 or email info@milfordhistory.net 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 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.