• 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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  • 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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Upcoming Events

At Promont

Every Sunday in August and September   1-4pm

Promont Museum is Open for House Tours  $5 admission/$1 child

Come up to Promont at 906 Main St., Milford and tour the beautiful Victorian Italianate mansion on 5 acres overlooking Milford. You will experience this beautiful home as restored to its appearance circa 1879-1906 when Ohio’s 43rd governor, John M. Pattison, and his family resided there. Make sure to climb the tower stairs to the “5th floor” observation room and enjoy the timeline of Milford’s history in pictures and items adorning the walls of the stairwell. 

Once your tour is complete, visit our gift shop offering books on the history of Milford, Miami Twp, and Clermont County, stationery & art prints depicting local landmarks, children’s coloring books & classic toys, tea sets & tea, handmade jewelry, the entire “village” of Milford in Cat’s Meow, and more! 

August 25th, 2018

8th Annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit & Sale   10am-4pm    $5 admission

Stop by Promont to enjoy this annual exhibit of approximately 50 vintage and antique quilts on display, including five Crazy Quilts circa 1890-1928 (two of which are believed to have local roots), as well as the many quilts to be offered for sale.

Circa 1922-1923 quilt created by husband and wife, Frank & Lillian, for their young daughter.

The 2018 featured quilt, created by Lillian & Frank Iddings of Dayton, OH in 1922-1923.

This year’s featured quilt comes to us from husband & wife Frank & Lillian Iddings of Dayton, OH. Handmade by husband & wife during 1922-1923, this quilt was made for their youngest daughter when Frank became bedridden after a cancer diagnosis in 1921. Lillian taught Frank how to cut, piece, and hand-finish quilts to help him pass the time as he became bedridden. Frank passed away in 1924 at only 46 years of age, and it is reported that Lillian never made another quilt after Frank’s passing. 

The art & practice of quilting has such a rich history and most quilts have been passed from generation to generation, stitching together families and communities for centuries. Join us on August 25th to discover the stories within the stitches of this collection and perhaps you’ll find the perfect quilt to add to your family story for generations to come! Proceeds benefit the programs of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society and help maintain Promont. GMAHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

September 4th, 2018    6:30 pm

History Readers Book Club – All Welcome!

Killers of the Flower Moon By David Grann

The newly formed FBI, the Osage murders, and the discovery of one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

September 6th, 2018    6:30 pm

GMAHS general membership meeting – all welcome!

Speaker Gerda Braunheim – “A Child’s View of WWII” from her book, Stonischken to Gedhus.

*at the Sibcy Cline office at Mulberry Square

September 22nd, 2018    11am – 5pm  Along Main St in historic downtown Milford

13th Annual Art Affaire

Held along a closed 3 block stretch of Main St. (Rt 50) in historic downtown Milford come out and enjoy Milford’s premier outdoor fine art & craft show! Featuring a record-breaking 120 juried local and regional artists exhibiting and selling original works in clay, digital art, glass, painting, drawing, fiber, woodwork, leather, metalwork, paper & printmaking, wearable art, photography, and more! You’ll also find a number of demonstrating artists (such as pine needle basket making), a variety of strolling musical entertainment, two hospitality tents featuring food & drink, to include beer & wine, provided by local restaurants and businesses, as well as a Community Cultural Tent featuring local and regional arts-related organizations.

Art Affaire is presented in association with Lykins Energy Solutions. For more information, Like the Art Affaire Facebook page or visit the Art Affaire page on our website.

October 13th, 2018   Time TBD  at Promont

Early Ford V8 Car Show

Come up to Promont the afternoon of October 13th and view the 20-30 cars of the local chapter of the national Early Ford V8 Club. These cars were all built between 1932-1952 and will be on the Promont grounds for the afternoon as the Club tours Promont and enjoy lunch at one our fine local restaurants. The public is invited to come up and check out the cars at their leisure.  *The car show will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

October 20th, 2018  2pm  at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Carriage Way Park, Milford

I.O.O.F Cemetery Talk (as the cemetery is really too small to warrant a ‘walk’)

Join Donna Amann, administrator of GMAHS, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery as she shares the history behind the cemetery, and its original purpose and the history of some of the important local residents interred there. One such individual was a boy standard-bearer (or flag-bearer) during the Civil War, who lost his family during one of the plagues that touched the residents of Milford. This is sure to be an interesting and enlightening discussion around one of the oldest cemeteries in Milford, still around today despite vandalism and development. 

December 15th and 16th, 2018   1pm-4pm   at Promont  Free

Promont Holiday Open House

Come up to Promont this weekend and experience the magic of Promont decorated for Christmas!! Always a magical event, you don’t want to miss Milford’s Victorian gem all decked out for the holidays! This year’s theme is The Nutcracker.

If you’ve never been to Promont at Christmas time before, this is the year to start a new family tradition! 

Note:

Promont is closed during the months of January & February, however, you may still rent the house for events during that time. Please go to PromontEvents.com for more information on renting Promont for your special occasion!