Pass Christian Historical Society
"Pass Christian… where the climate, people and surroundings are all delightful." — Theodore Roosevelt

2018 Garden Party & Home Tour


The Pass Christian Historical Society thanks our sponsors and patrons for this year’s Garden Party!


Beach House

Amy Wood Properties

Derek Doyle Designs

The Peoples Bank


Live Oak

Ken Austin, Mississippi Coast Realty

Burke and Niolet Accounting & Tax Service

Cat Island Coffeehouse/Pass Christian Books

City of Pass Christian

Countryside Antiques

The Flooring Mart

Hammond Law Firm LLC

Sandra and Tom Shellnut

Southern Printing & Silkscreening

Susan and George White

Eric Wyble, M.D.


Ainslie Tatum

Betsy and Hap Crusel

Beverly and Jimmy Rafferty

Blanche E. McCloskey

Coast Eyecare, PLLC

Cynthia Hammond

Evelyn Gregory

Lydia Rayner Stokes

Louana and Ted Frois

Kathleen S Theriot

Margaret and Virgil Harris

Martha T. Cordell

Janet McElroy

Karen and Tom Pritchard

John Pulkowski

Penny and Harry Saunders

Laura and Sonny Shields

Susan and Frank McClellan

Taylor Made Lawn Care

Ninette Webster

Samara Bowes Whitesides

Edda and Warren Whaley

Keith and Gwenn Voigts, Realtors, Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty


This year’s Garden Party offered visitors an opportunity to enjoy both new and old coastal construction from the classic 1840s old creole style to modern modular construction methods.

The singular property that offers this unique mix is located at 701 East Scenic Drive. An impressive new interpretation of the coasts old vernacular style, the home was completed in 2015 and has seven glass-enclosed bays that reflect the coasts old style using contemporary building methods and requirements.

The lovely grounds also feature an important reminder of old Pass Christian: a small 1840s cottage that was described in an 1895 travel guide and remarked on for its old creole style.

This years event was held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to a tour of the home, cottage and grounds, guests enjoyed music and a delicious Tea provided by the members of the Historical Society.