• 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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Art Affaire Poster Image Competition

Art-Affaire-Leaf-Logo-RGB-FinalThe Greater Milford Area Historical Society and the City of Milford, the exclusive poster competition sponsor, are pleased to announce the 2017 Art Affaire Poster Image Competition. The winning design will become the official representation (image) for Art Affaire 2017, and the winning artist will receive $500 as well as recognition through various Art Affaire marketing initiatives.

CLICK HERE for more information on the 12th Annual Art Affaire.

The competition requires an IMAGE (not a completed poster design). The Historical Society will create a poster and other promotion materials, as appropriate, using the winning entry.

The theme for Art Affaire is Art Bridges History. Design entries should reflect an art and fine craft show “feeling” while including a connection to the historic Milford, Ohio area. Entrants should consider the term “Bridges” to visually capture a connection between art and history, not necessarily a literal element within the image.

For complete details, rules and entry guidelines and an application, download the 2017 Art Affaire Poster Image Competition flyer (111).


Written by Donna Amann