Kate Lobrano House
Your vacation or day trip will likely send you downtown to historic Bay Saint Louis for shopping in this “Mayberry by the Sea.” Bay Saint Louis has been called one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” (Budget Travel Magazine 2013) and one of the “Top 10 Small Beach Towns in America” (Coastal Living Magazine 2010). Search for quaint antiques, cool collectibles, or a unique work of art to accentuate your home. The downtown has subtle sophistication that’s culturally refreshing. Discover your family’s next heirloom off the beaten path far away from the big city stores.
Free parking, friendly smiles, and hidden treasures are waiting in every art gallery, boutique clothing store, and mom and pop antique shop. As you prospect for something sweet to eat or window shop as you pass through, don’t forget to get some advice from the experts at The Kate Lobrano House. Those experts take great pride in the past and would love to share this little town’s bucket list of attractions you’ll want to see and experience while you’re here.
The Kate Lobrano House was constructed in 1896. The property was gifted to the society in 1988 by the grandchildren of Katherine Maynard Lobrano. Every detail from the picket fence to the cozy wrap around porch harkens back to a time of sipping sweet tea with friends in the shade and sharing stories with family around the dinner table. Examine some of the cultural artifacts or collect one of your own in the gift shop. Enjoy educational events and check out the exhibits on display. A few minutes spent in the headquarters of The Hancock County Historical Society in The Kate Lobrano House is time well spent.