• 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 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 Sunday, March-December (1-4:00 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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Harper Quilt Exhibit – April 7-15

GMAHS is excited to host the RiverCity Quilt Guild and its

2018 Harper Quilt Exhibit

April 7-15

1-4 PM each day

$5 admission per person – at the door

What to expect…

Over 70 quilt panels inspired by American Modernist art by

Charley and Edie Harper


“We’re very excited that the RiverCity Quilt Guild is returning to Promont,” commented Donna Amann, administrator, GMAHS. “The Guild has expanded its Harper collection to also include quilt works based on art by Edie Harper, Charley’s wife. Two of the quilts in the exhibit will interpret Edie’s Crazy Cat/Crazy Quilt and Fishful Thinking paintings. The exhibit is colorful and playful and a delight to all who love the American Modernist styles of Charley and Edie Harper.”

Of particular note:

  • This is the 10th year for RCQG to present the Charley Harper quilt collection. The guild’s motivation is to challenge and help each other try new skills and to gain awareness for, and interest in, the guild. RCQG membership information will be available at the show.
  • Over 70 quilt panels will be on display, the largest measuring approximately 33×36 inches and the smallest 9×11 inches. A few of the more recent works include: Backscratching In the Baboondocks, Fawn-A Time to be Born, Ternscape and Sea Side Standoff based on Charley Harper works; and Crazy Cat/Crazy Quilt and Fishful Thinking based on art by Edie Harper.
  • Also on display will be the collection of 2017 Viewer’s Choice Award Winners including Pier Group (first place) and Birdfeeders (second place); and a tie for third place between The Fawn and the Beagle.
  • RCQG does not use commercial Charley Harper quilt patterns. Members choose a Harper art piece as inspiration and then create unique patterns based on an individual interpretation of the art. All panels demonstrate a focus on art and technique.
  • Techniques include machine and hand applique, machine piecing and machine or hand quilting.
  • Quilts are for exhibit, not for sale.
  • A selection of Harper artworks will be presented by Row House Gallery & Custom Framing to complement the exhibit. These works will be available for sale.
  • The Promont gift shop will feature selected Harper gift items.

Written by Mary Ward