• 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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15th Annual Art Affaire

Art-Affaire-Leaf-Logo-RGB-FinalThe 15th Annual Art Affaire, presented by GMAHS, IS CANCELLED.

Art Affaire is a juried, outdoor show that features fine art and fine craft. The emphasis is on original work, both in concept and execution, by artists working in the following mediums: clay/ceramics; digital art; drawing; fiber art; glass; jewelry; leather; metalwork; mixed media; painting; photography; paper/printmaking; sculpture; wearable art; wood; other. For more information on categories, download the 2019 Art Affaire Category Descriptions (730 downloads)

Additionally, Art Affaire features a number of local arts-related guilds, clubs, and organizations. Guilds, clubs, and organizations are not eligible for judging or awards.

All proceeds from Art Affaire support GMAHS programming.


Where:  Main Street, historic Milford, Ohio 45150

Attn Artists: To be on the Art Affaire Artists Prospect List for the next year (2021), send your name, email, phone number and medium to: artaffaire@milfordhistory.net. 

Call to Artists: CANCELLED  All 2020 artist application fees and/or booth fees are in the process of being refunded. Please send questions or concerns to artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.

** All application/jury and booth fees are currently being refunded due to the Art Affaire cancellation because of the covid19 pandemic. **

Artist Application:  We hope to see everyone in September 2021! To be notified of the open Call to Artists for next year, send your name, email, and medium to artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.



To apply via the new CaFE system: The process has not changed much, other than being entirely online. When you follow the link above, you will find instruction on how to submit your images and artist category statement once you click on ‘Apply Now’. All artists are still required to submit at least four (4) and no more than six (6) images of work in their selected category. A booth image is also appreciated, but not required. Images should not include identification details and must be clear and unobstructed for review or they may not be shown in the jury process. An artist’s work explanation statement is also still required, describing techniques, materials, processes etc. We are NOT looking for what drives
you to create or your education/experience background.

Multiple Mediums or Applications: Artists may apply in more than one category by submitting a separate application for each category. Do not combine categories! Artists are allowed a maximum of 5 applications. 

Preparing for jury review. GMAHS has put together a  brief guide on jury preparation. (862 downloads) Additionally, we encourage you to spend time on the Internet or at the library reviewing jury preparation articles and recommendations. We do the Art Affaire jury process digitally, so your images need to be clear, crisp and vibrant.

Judging Criteria in order of importance to the judges:
Creativity and Originality—is it new, inventive, unique?

Quality of Composition and Overall Design—is it well done, do all parts work together?

Overall Impression—is the content good, does it give an overall sense of connection?

We are very fortunate to have had very talented judges over the past few years from the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum and the Dayton Modern Museum who look for these criteria when judging. The 2020
judge will be announced in February!

GMAHS is actively seeking Art Affaire committee members for a number of lead roles, including:  Art Affaire Committee Open Task Areas for 2019 (679 downloads)

GMAHS is honored to accept sponsors for Art Affaire. To request 2020 sponsor information, email artaffaire@milfordhistory.net. 

Stay connected!  To stay up-to-date on Art Affaire happenings, join us on Facebook. Be sure to LIKE and SHARE our posts.

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Complementing Art Affaire, GMAHS will host the Community Cultural Tent area where local and regional arts-related organizations can interact with visitors to explain their respective offerings. The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.






THANKS to 2019 Sponsors & Advertisers

Association Sponsors

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