• 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

    PROMONT Boutique Event Venue Located in beautiful historic Milford, Ohio, 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, yet modern amenities to help create the perfect backdrop for your wedding, reception, corporate meeting or special occasion More Info

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  • Gift Shop

    Shop our unique Gift Shop!

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Special Notice Under Covid19 Pandemic

Promont and ALL GMAHS activities are currently closed or cancelled through May 2020 due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and mandates from the state of Ohio to assist Public Health and safety.

We are implementing very limited office hours at this time. Please email or call if you need us. You can find email addresses and our phone number at the end of this message.

You are welcome to drive through and grab a book (or leave a book) from our Little Free Library. Our goal is to provide historical fiction and nonfiction books and we appreciate anyone who can share the same with the community.

You are welcome to the grounds of Promont to sit outdoors and have a picnic lunch, read, or take a walk (especially helpful for the kids!). We encourage all to enjoy some fresh air & exercise during this time. We only ask that you stay safe & respectful of the property and each other, limit your group size, and distance yourself from others.

MAKER’S MARKET ON MAIN: Scheduled for May 9th in partnership with the City of Milford is CANCELLED. We plan to be back in May 2021. Refunds are currently being issued.

THE BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES has been cancelled for the summer 2020 season. We plan to be back in May 2021!

ART AFFAIRE: GMAHS’s outdoor fine art and fine craft show, our primary annual fundraiser, remains scheduled for September 26th and is not affected at this time. Please APPLY for Art Affaire through JUNE 15 by scrolling down and clicking on the “2020 Call for Entries”.

Please stay advised on precautions and any new developments. We will post future updates here under this same graphic/headline and on our Facebook page. If you have questions on GMAHS activities, please call Donna at 513-248-0324 or damann@milfordhistory.net. For Promont Events, you may reach Kim at 859-409-3504 or info@promontevents.com.

Thank You for understanding the need to protect our valuable volunteers, staff, and visitors from any possible exposure. Take care, friends!

Written by GMAHS