• 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

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.

May 7th- Ruthless Tide by Al Roker

June 4th- Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

June 22nd- The History Readers take a road trip to the Stowe House in Cincinnati to join Harriet Beecher Stowe’s literary discussion group, the Semi-Colon Club, for discussion of Leadership in Turbulent Times.

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.Also, we 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!


April 27th, 2019  1-3pm  Arbor Day Celebration with the City of Milford

Join us at Promont at 1:30 pm for the City of Milford’s Annual Arbor Day celebration! We are honored to have Promont selected as the site for the annual City of Milford tree planting!

There will be a short ceremony with City & GMAHS officials, then a Garden Party Reception on the grounds of Promont coordinated by Promont Events.

Stay for the reception and join us at 3:00 pm for the ribbon-cutting of our new 1-mile walking trail which loops the grounds of Promont!


Membership Matters!

Membership Meetings – 1st Thursday 6:30pm

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

May 2nd – “Laura Bellini – SW Ohio Victorian Opera Star” – portrayed by Cathy Brinkman

June 6th – “Summer Picnic” theme with entertainment by Russ & Barb Childers

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.


GMAHS In the Community

April 25th – Senior Awards Night at Milford High School – 7 pm

GMAHS will present our Scholarship Award to this year’s recipient.

May 3rd & 4th – Milford Schools Annual Art Show at the Milford High School

GMAHS will be recognizing Art Show entries featuring local history interests.


Panera Bread LogoMay 8th – Panera Bread Fundraiser for GMAHS

Eat at Panera Bread on May 8th to support your local historical society! DOWNLOAD THIS FLYER and present it at the cash register, either on your smartphone or by printing it out, and Panera will donate a portion of your sale to GMAHS.

Thank You for your support!


May through August – Brown Bag Lunch Series – 12pm – See Below For Dates & Locations

Our Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for folks to bring their lunch and join us for a presentation about the history of local landmarks & businesses. We also sometimes feature the lives of significant & interesting people from our area.

MAY 9th – Cincinnati Nature Center – 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford OH 45150

JUNE 13th – St.Andrews Church – 552 Main St., Milford.  Meet in the Lower Meeting Room.

JULY 11th – Rowe Arboretum – 4600 Muchmore Rd., Indian Hill  *Please bring a lawn chair*

AUGUST 8th – American Legion Victor Stier Post 450, 111 Victor Stier Dr., Milford  *Please bring a lawn chair*

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is Free and open to ALL, you do not need to be a Historical Society member to attend, though we would love to have you join. Remember that you are welcome to bring your lunch – we will be!


May 11th, 2019 – 10am to 4pm – Milford Main Site, 525 Main St. at Five Points

Maker's Market on May 11th, 2019 at Milford Main 525 Main St., Milford

2nd Annual Makers Market at Main

Held on the grounds of the former Milford Main School, the Makers Market is an outdoor craft fair featuring Crafters & Makers offering quality, handmade goods for sale.

Examples of last years goods include: jewelry, jams & jellies, wind chimes from recycled items, children’s games & activities, handbags & makeup cases, home decor items, holiday crafts, blankets & throws, knitted & crocheted items and more!

POTENTIAL ARTISTS & MAKERS GO HERE —–> Download the application to Apply by April 15th 


May 17th & 18th – Milford Citywide Yard Sale at Promont – 9am to 3pm

We will be conducting a sale at Promont this weekend to help raise funds for GMAHS and repairs needed at Promont. We will be selling some items we have in excess that have been accumulating at Promont over the years. Stop by and find your next treasure, while supporting GMAHS!


May 31st – Bikes in Bloom Kicks Off

Decorated bikes are on display throughout the Milford community, including at Promont! Share your ideas, supplies, help us decorate, or just stop by and admire our bicycle!


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

Winning Art Affaire Poster image using mixed media composition by June Pfaff Daley

Art Affaire 2018 Poster Contest winner June Pfaff Daley created this winning poster using mixed media composition.

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 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.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!!

INTERESTED ARTISTS GO HERE ——–> To Download the Call To Artists Guide and Application

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


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