• 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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GMAHS History Readers Book Club

Do you love reading historic novels? Then join the GMAHS History Readers Book Club! Our club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Promont at 6:30 pm. The current lineup of books include:

November 3, 2020

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier

Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen’s death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives – wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger’s son – Falling Angels is graces with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pear Earring. This book is another dazzling tour de force from this “master of voices”.

December 1, 2020

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, Little Women is a novel that follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. It details their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on Alcott’s own life with her three sisters. The novel addresses three major themes: domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine’s individual identity.”