• 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 Victorian Gift Shop!

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Upcoming Events

Promont – Every Sunday   1-4pm

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

The Promont Museum in Milford, OhioCome 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.

Local history books, notecards, prints, and other items are available in our gift shop!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, notable Milford landmark buildings in Cat’s Meow, and more!


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

History Readers Book Club - Tuesdays at 6:30pm at PromontThe first Tuesday of the month the History Readers Book Club meets at Promont.

October 1st- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

November 5th- The Removes by Tatjana Soli

December 3rd – The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Click here for a Complete List of the Books we’re reading in 2019!

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!


Membership Matters!

Membership Meetings – 1st Thursday 6:30pm

October 3rd, 2019 – Levi Durst, owner/operator of Historical Hands Research & Recovery, will present us with various collections of historical items discovered through his metal detecting efforts in the Milford/Miami Township area – to include items discovered on the grounds of our Promont!

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!


GMAHS and the Community

September 28th, 2019    11am to 5pm  Along Main St in historic downtown Milford

The official poster of the 14th Annual Art Affaire

The 2019 Art Affaire poster was created with the artwork of Kate Albert. Posters are available for purchase the day of the show or at Row House Gallery.

14th 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 over 100  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 musical entertainment, two hospitality tents featuring food from local restaurants, & drinks to be enjoyed through Milford’s new DORA program from participating restaurants on Main St. , as well as a Community Cultural Tent featuring local and regional arts-related organizations.

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

INTERESTED in being a SPONSOR of Art Affaire or VOLUNTEERING? —–> EMAIL US!


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