The Greater Milford Historical Society (GMAHS) is excited about being part of Chris Davis’ high school creative writing class and its Service Learning Project for 2105-16. The class is working with GMAHS to create historical stories based on the Victorian history of Promont in Milford. This is a great opportunity for GMAHS to gather materials and fresh perspectives on what Victorian life may have been like during the Victorian era when Promont was a prominent social spot in Milford. We look forward to being able to share their creations later this year.
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
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
The Leonard L. Harding, Jr. Library serves as a limited access historical library featuring information on Clermont County and the Greater Milford area.
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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