Welcome to Marquand Missouri
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.
Upcoming events around town
Saturday, May 11 - Paint Night with Rosie Abramczyk
A fun filled evening of Art Expression paired with your favorite wine and snacks! You will bring your own vino and snacks, we'll provide everythig else, including instruction from one of the most talented local artists of our time! $35/person which includes all your supplies.
Saturday, May 25 - Book Signing at the Depot Museum
Author Shirley Gilmore will be signing copies of her book, Bucky and the Lukefahr Ladies from 11-2pm
Former Marquand Teacher Publishes Book
Shirley Gilmore, a former history teacher at Marquand-Zion and the author of the contemporary fantasy series, “Bucky and the Lukefahr Ladies,” will be at the Marquand Depot Historical Museum on Saturday, May 25, from 11:00a.m. — 2:00p.m. for a book signing. She will have copies of both of her books to sell that day or, if you already have a copy and wish to have it inscribed, you’re welcome to bring it. The first book in the Bucky series, “Walking the Labyrinth,” came out in 2017 and Ms. Gilmore published the second book, “Songs of Three,” this past December. She hopes to have the third book, still untitled, out by this December. Read more...
Saturday, June 22 - Piano Wars
Dinner Show ad Competition, Round #1! Back by popular demand with an all new lineup plus a few of your favorites! This event is one that is fun for all ages and is guaranteed to provide you with a rollicking good time!
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.