Mission Statement and Purpose

The Historic Hannibal Marketing Council is a cooperative marketing organization whose mission is to promote the economic prosperity of its members through the following means:

  • Working to preserve and protect the historic character of the traditional downtown.
  • Working to beautify the streetscape of the traditional downtown.
  • Fostering cooperation among members and between the HHMC and other community stakeholders.
  • Providing a unified voice for members on larger issues which impact the economic well-being of members.

Reasons to join.

  • Have an active voice among the neighborhood downtown merchants.
  • Become part of an organization that actively works on your behalf to enhance your business’ environment and draw in consumers.
  • Get your business involved in events that draw customers in your store such as Great Girlfriend Getaway, Chocolate Extravaganza, Victorian Christmas Festival, and Twain on Main.
  • Become informed on the latest downtown updates and events.

Annual Dues  


Membership dues are billed annually. Dues contribute to HHMC projects such as sponsored events, beautification funds, and more.


The Board of Directors meets every third Tuesday at 5:15pm at The Mark Twain Museum - all members are welcome to attend. General membership meetings occur quarterly at a to be determined location.



  • Twain on Main
  • Victorian Festival of Christmas
  • Great Girlfriend Getaway
  • Chocolate Extravaganza
  • Main Street Trick or Treat
  • Living Dead Windows
  • Purchase of Christmas decorations such as wreaths, garland, etc for the downtown streetscape. Coordinated uniform christmas lighting for downtown businesses.
  • Purchase of flower pots for Main and Broadway and plans to expand further.
  • Advocated beautifications to public streets and parks to City Council.
  • Purchased and installed dog waste stations.
  • Created cooperative advertising packages for HHMC members.