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.
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 Canceled
Due to circumstances beyond the control of Homan Hall Performing Arts Center and Marquand Development Corporation, the Shane Steck Performance has been cancelled.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to suggest that you move your reservation to St. Louie Woman – Beverly Brennen – May 9, 2015. Beverly is a dynamic performer, and will be accompanied by Rick Jensen of New York. The Dinner Show will make a fantastic Mother’s Day present! You can also reserve a Special Package at either Aunt Kat’s or The Belmont Inn (see our website for more information www.marquandmo.org ) – a perfect way to enjoy the weekend and take in some of the great attractions located in Marquand!
Remember that PIANO WARS Competition is scheduled for June 26, July 18, and August 22! We have 9 Pianists lined up for this competition, many of which have NEVER played on our stage! The finale will be Sept. 25! Reserve Early, as this competition is always a sellout event!!
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...