• 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 mission of the GREATER MILFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the history of the greater Milford (and Miami Township), Ohio area.

GMAHS began life in 1967 as Old Milford Incorporated when a few business people in the town decided that it was time to emphasize the history of Milford. Later, the Society purchased the property at 114 Main Street for use as a small historic museum, using only the second floor and renting the first floor to a lawyer. The collection grew to the point where it could fill the whole building and so the space was remodeled to a historic house museum. In 1983 James Kirgan left his home, Promont, to the Society in his will. After initial renovations, the Society and its growing collection moved into the mansion at 906 Main Street.

Since the move to Promont, the Historical Society has made many important accomplishments: a new roof; interior remodel of the historic house to the tenancy dates of its most famous resident, 43rd Governor John M Pattison 1879-1906; restoration of the portico; state-of-the-art heating and cooling system; removal of the exterior lead-based paint and restoration of the outside of the house, including storm windows; repair of the veranda.

In addition to improvements to Promont, the Society has expanded its historical programs and collaborative initiatives in the community. The GMAHS is especially proud of its Partners-In-Education programs in the Milford schools, an award winning effort of volunteers, and of the project to record oral histories of local residents.

The GMAHS meets the first Thursday of the month at the Sibcy-Cline Office at Mulberry Square,  for a pot luck dinner followed by a presentation on a variety of interesting historical subjects.