• 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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13th Annual Art Affaire

Art-Affaire-Leaf-Logo-RGB-FinalThe 13th Annual Art Affaire, presented by GMAHS, will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 – always the 4th Saturday in September.

Art Affaire is a juried outdoor show that features art and fine craft. The emphasis is on original work, both in concept and execution, by artists working in the following mediums: clay/ceramics; digital art; drawing; fiber art; glass; jewelry; leather; metalwork; mixed media; painting; photography; paper/print making; sculpture; wearable art; wood; other. For more information on categories, download the 2018 Art Affaire Category Descriptions (82).

Additionally, Art Affaire features a number of local arts-related guilds, clubs and organizations. Guilds, clubs and organizations are not eligible for judging or awards.

All proceeds from Art Affaire support GMAHS programming.

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 (11 AM – 5 PM)

Where:  Main Street, historic Milford, Ohio 45150

Attn Artists:  To be on the Art Affaire Artists Prospect List, contact us with your name, email, phone number and medium. Send to: artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.


For show guidelines, submission process and terms and conditions, download the 2018 Art Affaire Call to Artists (113)

To apply, download the 2018 Art Affaire Application (124)

Preparing for jury review. GMAHS has put together a brief guide on jury preparation – DOWNLOAD JURY GUIDE (110). Additionally, we encourage you to spend time on the Internet or at the library reviewing jury preparation articles and recommendations. We do the Art Affaire jury process digitally, so your images need to be clear, crisp and vibrant.

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Complementing Art Affaire, GMAHS will host the Community Cultural Tent area where local and regional arts-related organizations can interact with visitors to explain their respective offerings. The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.




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