• 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 (GMAHS) was founded in 1967 as part of an effort to discover more about the history of Milford and Miami Township, Ohio, and educate others. This organization originally worked out of a property at 114 Main Street, establishing a historic museum that filled the whole building. In 1983, James Kirgan left his home, Promont, to the society in his will, allowing GMAHS to move its growing collection into the mansion at 906 Main Street, where it remains today.

GMAHS thrives on the mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the aforementioned area’s history. We work closely with a range of local organizations and schools through expanded educational programs and have developed a landmark preservation initiative that allows us to preserve important locations in our area’s past.

Promont, the Victorian house museum of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society

Most importantly, GMAHS has worked to preserve Promont, the historic Victorian house pictured above. Over the course of the last few decades, Promont has undergone numerous renovations to help preserve its historic integrity, allowing GMAHS to continue to offer tours of the house and its exhibits.

Our organization is volunteer based, which means we’re always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to run our programs. If you’re interested in joining us as a volunteer, get in touch via info@milfordhistory.net or call us at (513) 248-0324.

The public is invited to attend the regular meeting of GMAHS on the first Thursday of every month from March to November. These meetings are held at the Sibcy Cline offices in Mulberry Square at 1077 State Route 28. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm.