• 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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Research/Library

The Leonard L. Harding, Jr. Library is located within Promont. It serves as a limited access historical library with information about Clermont County and the greater Milford area. From books and photographs to maps, ledger books, and more, this collection is ready to aid you in any research you might have.

Some of the items that can be found in this library include:

  • Books
  • Photographs
  • Plats
  • Maps
  • Ledger books
  • Artifacts
  • Personal memorabilia
  • Local business memorabilia
  • A complete collection of Milford High School yearbooks
  • Scrapbooks
  • Manuscripts
  • Limited family archives
  • Historic home database

Our society also has a growing collectin or original archival material catalogued in our collection’s database, which is called PastPefect.

Written by GMAHS