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


Volunteers are needed in the following areas. To learn more about how you can become involved, contact GMAHS administrator, Donna Amann at damann@milfordhistory.net. Or, call 513/248-0324 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

  • Office administration
  • Library assistance
  • Research projects
  • Photography of exhibits and special events
  • Exhibit set up and dismantle
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Education partners
  • Monthly cleaning day helpers (Promont)
  • Marketing committee
  • Writing press releases
  • Gardening on the grounds at Promont
  • Fundraising initiatives
  • Speaking engagements
  • Greeters at Promont
  • Promont Docents
  • Shopkeepers at Promont Gift Shop