• 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

    PROMONT Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, Ohio, 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, yet modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your wedding, reception, corporate meeting or special occasion More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop our unique Gift Shop!

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About Us

The mission of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history of the Milford and Miami Township, Ohio.


What we do…

Education – continued, and expanded educational programs in our schools and the community.

Landmark Preservation – development of a landmark preservation initiative.

Promont Preservation – continued, and expanded, preservation of Promont, which is a Milford landmark and home to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.


Join us…

The public is invited to attend the regular meeting of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society on the first Thursday of each month (March-November). These meetings are held at the Sibcy Cline offices in Mulberry Square at 1077 State Route 28. A covered dish dinner begins at 6:30 PM followed by a brief business meeting at 7 PM and  special programs begin at 7:15 PM.


Please help…

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help run our programs and share their enthusiasm for Milford’s history with our guests.