• 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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Collections & Exhibits

Milford history is at your fingertips, thanks to GMAHS. Through Promont Museum, you can access a wide range of historical artifacts and see how life was lived in the distance past.

GMAHS’s varied historical collections include art pieces, furniture, china, books, textiles, instruments, clothing and apparel, historical documents, and much more.

Our collections rotate throughout the year within Promont, but are also used in external exhibits. They can even be used as a source of historical research on specific topics.

We also accept enquiries about potential donations. Simply contact our acquisitions coordinator, Diana Kuhnell, by emailing her at dimouse@fuse.net.