• 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 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.

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.

July 2nd – America’s First Daughter by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray

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

Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month 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.

**There will be NO membership meetings in the months of July & August – check back for September’s meeting info!

GMAHS and the Community

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!

July 27th, 2019 – 10am-6pm – The 2nd Annual Ooh La La! Bridal Boutique

Presented by PromontEvents.com this free, unique boutique, held at Promont, 906 Main St., Milford, offers brides-to-be budget-friendly new & gently used gowns, bridesmaid dresses, & accessories; plus a chance to sample wedding cake & offerings from local caterers & bakeries, amazing raffle prizes, and a selection of vendors offering products & services to help them plan their perfect day! Check out the Facebook Event for more info and to RSVP.

Holly Lasley, Milford artist, original painting

August 3rd (10-4) & 4th (1-4), 2019 – ‘Locals Only’ Art Exhibit at Promont – $5 admission

Stop by Promont and enjoy this special exhibit of artwork created exclusively by Milford Artists!  We will be spotlighting our newest donated collection, the artwork of artist Holly Lasley, wife of recently deceased Milford WWII veteran, Lou Lasley; as well as works by Enno Meyer, Johnn Glancy, Helen Gatch, Jean Shaw, Milford Pottery pieces, and more!!

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.


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


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