Pass Christian Historical Society

201 East Scenic Drive

Pass Christian, MS 39571

Phone: (228) 452-7254

The Pass Christian Historical Society strives to raise awareness of history in general, and to preserve and present the history of Pass Christian through research, records, archives, exhibitions, education, and celebrations. Chartered in 1966, the Society has as its aim to provide each generation a focal point for learning Pass Christian’s history and a means of broadening appreciation of our heritage.

Stop by and browse their small but growing selection of books on Pass Christian and Gulf Coast history. Call for hours.

  • 701 East Scenic Dr, Pass Christian

  • May 5, 2019

For more than three decades, the Pass christian Historical Society has been organizing home tours and sometimes garden parties that delight visitors. This year, the home tour and garden party will be held at 701 East Scenic Drive. The property includes a new interpretation of the coast's old vernacular style built with modern modular construction methods as well as two small restored 1840s cottages, one affectionately called the Chicken House due to its decorations.

The Pass Christian Historical Society will hold its annual Garden Party and Home Tour at the magnificent home of Janet and Michael McElroy, located at 533 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian.

The present home, originally commissioned about 1934, has been expanded to the east and west to be approximately 10,000 square feet and is decorated with fine furnishings, art and antiques. Equally interesting are the ample grounds with meandering walks, seating areas and buildings, including guest homes and a spa. The gardens were designed by Tom Eaves of Hattiesburg, working closely with owner Janet McElroy. Except for the old oak and pecan trees, all the planting has been done since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

During the party, light refreshments including canapes, wine and tea will be offered. Christy and the Rascals, a swing jazz band, will provide musical entertainment.

Advance tickets are $25 and are available:

  • online at passhistory.org until the day prior to the event, and
  • at the Cat Island Coffeehouse/Pass Christian Books (300 East Scenic).

Beginning at 2 p.m. that Sunday, tickets may only be purchased at the home for $30.