The beautiful and historic Promont House Museum in Milford literally sparkles at this time of the year.
“Our holiday theme this year is White Christmas,” said Donna Amann with Promont House. “There are trees, mantles, staircases and much more decorated in a Victorian-era motif.”
The mansion, built in 1865, was once home to Ohio Governor John Pattison and his family. Promont House is located at 906 Main Street in Milford.
“Every year, hundreds of people visit during the holiday season,” said Amonn. “This year our featured collection is a wonderful display of vintage and collectible dolls from the 1800’s. Some of these dolls were well-loved by children, but are in amazingly good shape. There are fashion dolls, and some with bisque, china and even tin heads!”
Most of the dolls are on display on the second floor of the museum; there, visitors will also see the annual art display of Milford grade school children on a tree in the children’s room.
“With our White Christmas theme, the third graders crafted ornaments of snowflakes, snowy owls, and snowmen,” said Amann.
There is also a Victorian crazy quilt on display that dates back to 1888.
“The women of the Beechurt Reading Club crafted this quilt and each square is signed with their name or initials,” said Amann, as she gently touched a velvet corner of the quilt. “That reading club is now known as the Milford Progress Club. It is the oldest women’s social club in Ohio.”
Visit the Promont House Museum website for more information about the holiday tour hours at www.MilfordHistory.net or call (513) 248-0324.