• 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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Our summer lunch & learn history series has been cancelled for 2020.

We plan to resume the program in May 2021

15th Annual Art Affaire

Art Affaire Logo - Milford, OH art fair every September.

The 2020 Art Affaire has been CANCELLED.

We hope to see everyone in September 2021!! Have a safe summer!

Membership Meetings – 1st Thursday 6:30pm

Membership Matters!

Member meetings are currently postponed. Check back here or on Facebook for further updates.

Meetings are held at the Sibcy Cline Offices at Mulberry Square – Miami Twp. on the 2nd floor.

All meetings include: a covered dish supper (please bring a side dish or dessert to share!), a short overview of GMAHS business, followed by a presentation or speaker covering local or regional history. All are welcome to join us and see what GMAHS is all about!

History Readers Book Club – 1st Tuesday at 6:30 pm – All Welcome!

History Readers Book Club - Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Promont

The first Tuesday of the month the History Readers Book Club meets at Promont. Book club is currently meeting via Zoom during the pandemic. To receive the link for Zoom meetings, email damann@milfordhistory.net.

Check out the Complete List of the Books we’re reading in 2020!

Our red Little Free Library sits at the first parking space of our parking lot.

We also have a Little Free Library – located at the edge of our parking lot at the first parking space – where you can find Historical Fiction & Nonfiction titles, as well as leave any Historical-themed books you’d like to share with others.

The Cemetery Studies Group meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am at Promont

Cemetery Studies Group – 4th Thursday of the Month, 10:30 am

Explore local history through the cemeteries in our area! The group will participate in projects of recognition & maintenance, have adventures in learning & knowledge gathering, as well as, plan some activities inviting the community to participate. If you’re interested, show up for a meeting, email Donna, or let us know through the Facebook Event on the GMAHS Facebook page. Hope to see you at the next meeting!

Promont Tours – Every Sunday   1-4pm

Promont – our House Museum – is Open for House Tours  $5 admission/$1 child ** Promont is currently closed due to the covid19 pandemic. **

Come up to Promont at 906 Main St., Milford and enjoy a docent-led or self-guided tour of this beautiful Victorian Italianate home on 5 acres overlooking Milford. Promont has been restored to its appearance circa 1879-1906 when Ohio’s 43rd governor, and only Governor from Clermont County to date, John M. Pattison, and family resided there. Be sure to climb the tower stairs to the “5th floor” observation room and enjoy a timeline of Milford’s history in photos and displays along the way.

Updated Gift Shop News!

Once your tour is complete, visit our remodeled gift shop! Offering books, prints, and other items sharing our local history, you will also find a newly expanded inventory comprised of unique gifts, jewelry, home decor & accessories, our famous tea and complementing serving items, and more!! The updated gift shop is definitely a “hidden gem” in Milford – come and see!  *Note: No Admission Required to visit and shop the gift shop!


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