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
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.
Missouri Arts Council is looking for nominations for their annual ARTS HEROS award.
Faster than a second grade art teacher, more powerful than a board member, able to leap tall ballerinas in a single bound.
Arts heroes needed for the Missouri Arts Awards.
Nominate Arts Educators, Arts Leaders, Arts Organizations, Creative Communities, Individual Artists, and Philanthropists UNTIL NOON, MONDAY, AUGUST 29.
DON'T LET YOUR ARTS HEROES BE INVISIBLE.
Cape Girardeau Resident, Tom Ward, is Featured Artist at The Gallery in Marquand
June 2016 – August 2016
Tom Ward, a resident of Cape Girardeau, is a retired barber, who is also a self-taught artist. “I’ve drawn and painted my entire life,” says Tom. His work has appeared in a number of juried shows in Southeast Missouri, which has brought great recognition to his artistic ability.
When asked what mediums he prefers to work in, Tom replied: “When I’m working in portraiture, my favorite medium is dry brush oil. If I’m working on landscapes, I really like the contrast and detail I can accomplish through using graphite. Although I feel I do my best work when I’m doing a portrait, I thoroughly enjoy bringing old farm buildings and historic subject matter to live on my canvas. It’s a great reminder of how far we have advanced as a civilization here in rural Missouri.” Read more...