Thanks to all who made Pioneer Days a
great success in 2015!
Thank you for visiting Marquand, Missouri. We are creating this website so that you can visit our community online and see all of the opportunities Marquand has to offer for you, your family and your business. Please check back soon for more progress.
Who We Are
Marquand is located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, surrounded on three sides by the Mark Twain National Forest. Marquand was originally settled in 1804 by Capt. Henry Whitener and Michael Mouser, and was known as Whitener Settlement. The town was renamed in 1869 after Henry G. Marquand, a railroad administrator, donated $1,000 for the construction of a church. The town was incorporated in 1906. In 1924 a highway bridge was built over the Castor River.
1890: Asa Augusta Cook, was the first Marshall of Marquand. He and his wife Polly Ann first lived there after marriage. His uncle, Julius "Jude" Cook, was presiding judge of Madison County at Fredericktown (county seat) for 20 years. His wife, Lulu Cook, and their children ran a dairy farm for 30 years- selling milk, butter, and cream to the people of Fredericktown.
Two new bed and breakfasts now receiving guests!
Located at 116 North Harding, Aunt Kat's B & B is now open.
The Belmont Inn Bed & Breakfast at 107 East Morley - Proprietor: Dee Vitt
Sadly neglected, yet richly engrained into the history of this railroad boom town, The Belmont Inn takes its name from the service branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad by the same identity. Built around 1890 of lumber milled within the community, the home has graced Marquand’s landscape for more than 100 years. Now, thanks to the insight of former Marquand resident, Dee (Mouser) Vitt, the home will hopefully remain an integral part of the community’s rich history for yet another century. Read more…
Upcoming events around town
Pioneer Days 2016: September 23, 24, 25
6pm Dynamic Dueling Pianos at Homan Hall
6am Fire Department Breakfast
8am Car and Motorcycle Show Registration
8:30am Sand Volleyball Tourney
9am Craft and Food booths
9:30am Game booths open
10am Greg Holden Photography Exhibit at the Gallery
10am Costumed narrated tours
10am Depot Museum open
10:30 Costumed narrated tours
11am Kiddie tractor pull
11am Rob Stephens Memorial Horseshoe Tourney registration
12 Noon Hourseshoe Tournament begins
12 Noon Live music on Old Bridge Bridge Pavilion
2pm Car and Motorcycle Show awards
3pm Parade and Car Show Cruise
11am Community wide church services with food to follow
2pm Kickball Tournament
Dynamic Dueling Pianos: September 23
Featuring Lena Adams and Jerry Andrew. Doors Open: 6:00 P.M. and the meal served at 6:30. Show at 7:00. Meal catered by Durso Hills Winery & Bistro. The menu: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Baked Potato, Caesar Salad, Home Baked Bread, Cheesecake with Blueberry SauceCoffee or Tea.
Homan Hall Performing Arts Center is supported in part by MAC and MACAA, and is owned and operated by Marquand Development Corporation, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization with a mission statement that supports Community Revitalization, Historic Preservation and The Arts.
100% of all profits realized by the organization are re-invested back into various community projects, and utilized to maintain, support and enhance the Performing Arts Center. Programming is supported in part by: MACAA & MAC.
The 2016 Performing Arts Calendar will include the following:
- July 22 – Dynamic Dueling Pianos – Outrageously Fun, and Dynamically Entertaining!
- Sept. 23 – Dynamic Dueling Pianos
- Oct. 29 – Barbara Decker: The Lady and A Song. Accompanied by Rocky Tucker. Dinner Show.
- Nov. 12 (Date tentative) – MAC Jazz Band
- Dec. 3 – Hometown Christmas with Ginny Revelle, Cory King and Guests.
Photo Artist, Greg Holden at The Gallery in Marquand
September 2016 – October 2016
“If I could only say one thing to the world, it would be: DON’T TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED,” says Holden. “I have carried a camera with me for many years, and over those years, I have learned so much about nature and habitat. I do on occasion photograph people, but my true love for this art is outdoors, in the great world we live in. At Bryce Canyon National Park, I head a man complaining about being there every year, and how nothing ever changed. I, on the other hand, became engulfed by the beauty, and was appalled that could make such a statement. This man took the wonders of this part for granted, plain and simple, while I saw the part through the eyes of a tourist who was seeing the park for the very first time. That’s when I decided that I would take a stance and become one…. A Tourist, that’s how I will perceive the world and everything in it from now on.”
Although Holden still travels when he can, most of his work as a Photo Artist takes place within a 50 mile radius of his home in the St. Louis, MO area. As the viewer enters The Gallery, you’ll be greeted by a stark white image of a Catalpa Blossom gently floating along a stream… simple, yet the artistry and beauty speak volumes in this silhouette. This is the type of “Wow” factor, Holden strives to achieve. The exhibit can be seen at The Gallery through the end of October, but on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. you will have the opportunity to “Meet The Artist.” The Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday each week from 12:00 – 4:00, or by appointment by calling 573-783-7656.