What is a Quester?
"A Quester is a socially well-adjusted intelligent person who has curiosity, enthusiasm, imagination and a good memory. Without memory, we have no past; without imagination, no future."
The Questers is a non-profit international organization. It was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth
Bardens in Pennsylvania and has grown to about 12,500 members throughout the United States and Canada. Its purpose is to encourage an appreciation of antiques, and the preservation and restoration of historical landmarks.
Indiana Questers are affiliated with the international organization. There are 22 chapters throughout the state with members who love to learn about history, antiques and collectibles. Questers restore local, state, and national historical artifacts and landmarks, and have an interest in preserving their community's history.
- Attending monthly educational meetings of your local chapter
- Receiving a subscription to the state newsletter, Indiana Quester
- Receiving a subscription to the international newsletter, The Quester Quarterly
- Supporting local preservation projects through volunteering and fund-raising
- Contributing through your local chapter to support state and international preservation projects
- Attending spring and fall state conventions at various locations around the state
- Attending annual International Quester Conventions hosted in alternating states and provinces
Please contact us to learn more about a local chapter near you.
"It's fun to search and a joy to find."
Banner photo: Roann Covered Bridge over the Eel River in Wabash County, Indiana