Thanks to all who made Pioneer Days a
great success in 2014!


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.

What's New

Check out the new site pages for Citizens Realizing Our Potential (CROP) and the Marquand Development Corporation.

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

Shane Steck

Homan Hall Events


Coming Soon!

Homan Hall Presents Shane Steck! A magical music event Saturday, April 25. A performing arts major, Shane Steck hails as a magician extraordinaire and has dazzled audiences of all ages!

Dinner and show, $25 per person - Reservations required.

Doors open at 6pm, meal at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

For ticket information call 573-783-5262 or 573-783-5438.

When it comes to entertainment, Shane is like the Best of Everything rolled into one! The audience will have that “How Did He Do That?” look on their faces as he pulls off one mind-boggling Magic Trick after the other. “When he starts a trick, it often takes a completely different turn than what you’re expecting,” comments Denny Ward, Program Director for Homan Hall Performing Arts Center in Marquand. “It’s either Totally Amazing, or I’m really gullible,” stated Debbie Miller, after seeing Shane last December. However, this is only one aspect of Shane’s extreme talent. He’s also an accomplish pianist and vocalist, has studied theatre, and has a stage presence that many admire and revere.

Guests will dine on a delicious meal prepared and served by Durso Hills Bistro & Winery while the show captivates their interest on the stage in front of them. As if Shane doesn’t have enough talent to do a one-man show, he has asked a couple of his friends, along with his beautiful wife, Megan, to join him in presenting vocals throughout the evening. This is the Opening Performance for the Arts Center, and you’ll want to be there to cheer Shane on!

Homan Hall Performing Arts Center is funded in part by the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies, and is owned and operated by Marquand Development Corporation a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization promoting Historic Preservation, Community Revitalization and The Arts. To obtain tickets for: Shane Steck: A Magical, Musical Show – call: 573-783-5438 or 573-783-5262. Visit and follow Homan Hall on FaceBook for more information about this show and the 2015 Season!

Homan Hall Presents Beverly Brennan in St. Louie Woman & Cabaret. Saturday, May 9. Beverly Brennan became an overnight sensation with her solo cabaret debut in "St. Louie Woman" with sold out performances in St. Louis and Chicago in 2010.

Dinner and show, $25 per person.

Doors open at 6pm, meal at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

For ticket information call 573-783-5262 or 573-783-5438.

Piano Wars 2014 Finale Held September 26, and the Winner Is...

With a sold-out crowd, Homan Hall Performing Arts Center hosted the Finale of Piano Wars 2014 on September 26. Finalist from the three rounds of competition included Seventeen year old Zachary Elfrink of Leopold, MO, Seasoned Pianist and Webster University Instructor Mr. Ron Bryant, and Life-Long St. Louis based Pianist Patty Becker (better known as Piano Patty!). Unfortunately, Ron Bryant had to forfeit the competition due to scheduling conflict, which narrowed the competition down to just Elfrink and Becker. The evening began with a delicious meal prepared and served by Durso Hills, and delightfully fun desserts individually crafted by 4C-Sons Cakes. Read More...

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