• 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 Historical Society would like express its gratitude to all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that partner with, and support, the Society’s ongoing efforts.

We would especially like to thank the following Partners and Sponsors:

The Society has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

  • Feb. 2008 – GMAHS Receives Conservation Bookshelf. IMLS Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, the primary source of federal funding of the nation’s museums and libraries.
  • Ohio State Historical Society award for longtime preservation and maintenance of the Promont and Museum
  • 2004-2005 Built Environment Award Heritage Award, Historic Preservation from Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area
  • Chamber Business Awards, Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Certification of Appreciation to Promont/Partners in Education, Milford from Great Oaks CTPD Career Development Center
  • Historic Homes & Sites of Greater Cincinnati 1995 Preservation Award, Cincinnati Preservation Association