• 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 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 Sunday, March-December (1-4:00 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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  • Teas/Weddings/Events

    PROMONT Teas and Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, 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 and modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your Victorian tea luncheon, wedding, reception, corporate meeting More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop and browse our unique Victorian Gift Shop, stocked with treasures for all ages and budgets

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GMAHS_CrazyQuilt_compGMAHS offers the Clermont Country Quilt Registry, a program to document quilts that were made in Clermont Country, Ohio prior to 1950; or, 19th century quilts brought to the County by relocating families.

What’s included in the Registry?  The Registry will include all available history on each quilt, such as maker and/or family name, quilt pattern, size, fabric types, number of stitches per inch (SPI) and where the quilt is believed to have been sewn or made. Additionally, interesting history about the quilt, if available, will be recorded as part of a quilt’s page as well as a photograph.

Does it cost to register a quilt?  Yes, a $10 administration fee is required for each quilt registered.

How can I register a quilt?  Contact GMAHS at 513/248-0324; or email info@milfordhistory.net.

What do I get with my registration?  Each registrant will receive a copy of the respective Registry page and an identification label that can be attached to the quilt. The label will include the assigned Registry number and an area to list the maker’s name, family name, pattern, size and approximate date of completion.

Where will the Registry be maintained:  GMAHS will make a copy of the Registry available at its Library located at Promont; and, at the main branch of the Clermont Country Library in Batavia.