• 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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  • 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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Annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit & Sale

Join us as we celebrate the rich history of quilting as a practice and an art! GMAHS will feature its 8th annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit & Sale on Saturday, August 25th, from 10am-4pm at Promont. Admission is $5 per person at the door. The exhibit will have approximately 50 quilts on display, as well as a collection of quilts for sale. 

Featured Quilt:

A closer look at the stitching detail of the 2018 Featured Quilt, created in 1922-1923 by husband & wife Frank and Lillian Iddings.

Circa 1922-1923 quilt created by husband and wife, Frank & Lillian, for their young daughter.

The 2018 featured quilt, created by Lillian & Frank Iddings of Dayton, OH in 1922-1923.

This year’s featured quilt dates to 1922-1923 and was made by Lillian and Frank Iddings of Dayton, Ohio. Married in the early 1900’s, the couple experienced an unexpected health complication when Frank was diagnosed with cancer in 1921. To help her husband pass time when he became bedridden, Lillian taught him to cut, piece, and hand-finish quilts. He made several, including the featured quilt created for their young daughter, Sara Nancy.

“One can only imagine the conversation and love shared between Frank and Lillian as they worked to complete this quilt,” says Diana Kuhnell, quilt show coordinator and member, Greater Milford Area Historical Society. “Frank passed away in 1924 at only 46 years of age. I was told by his granddaughter that Lillian never made another quilt after that.”

An example of a ‘Crazy Quilt’. This quilt style features extraordinary detailing and handwork.

In addition, the Vintage Quilt Exhibit and Sale will feature five Crazy Quilts, circa 1890-1928, with two thought to have local connections. These quilts have an extraordinary amount of detailed work with hand-painted accents and a large variety of floral and animal designs.

  Saturday, August 25th, 2018
  10 AM to 4 PM

  GMAHS/Promont
906 Main Street
Milford, OH  45150

  Tickets:  $5/person at the door

Quilts represent so much of the bond between family and community. Join us in honoring the stories within the stitches and how these threads hold us together …And perhaps you will even find the perfect quilt to add to your family’s story while you’re here!  

Written by Donna Amann