• 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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Community History Brown Bag

GMAHS_BrownBag_sizedGMAHS will present the 2018 Community History Brown Bag Lunch Series starting in April. All programs are free and open to the public, but GMAHS would greatly appreciation a small donation if you enjoy your visit. Please bring your own lunch.

Please RSVP* to 513/248-0324 or info@milfordhistory.net.
*RSVP appreciated but not required (except for April’s session – see below). Please join us if you can.


All sessions start at Noon and conclude at approximately 1 PM:

April 12Little Miami Brewing Company, 208 Mill Street. What a great way to start the 2018 series! GMAHS will have the history of this Milford area, a busy manufacturing region in the early days of Milford. The group is invited to order (and pay for) lunch from the brewery’s menu. This session requires an RSVP by April 5.

May 10Milford Masonic Lodge #54, 32 Water Street. The Milford Masonic Lodge is one of the oldest in the state of Ohio. Lodge #54 will proudly celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2020. The current building at 32 Water Street was constructed in 1926.

June 14Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (now Milford Trailhead), State Route 126. The depot served Milford from 1841 until 1969; and, it is now a stop along the 76-mile Miami Scenic Trail. We will be meeting at the Bishop’s Bicycle building at the trailhead. This is a small venue with limited seating, so you may want to bring a chair. If the weather cooperates, we will meet outside; if rain arrives we’ll move into the building.

Howard Kuhnell will present train history with RR memorabilia/photos by Larry Curless. Bishop’s will also provide a spokesperson that will share history of the bicycle shop. In business since 1890!

July 12Promont, 906 Main Street. Promont was home of Ohio governor, John Pattison, from 1879-1906 and currently serves as home to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society. The Society will present the story of the Pattison family.


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Written by Donna Amann