P & R
Indiana State Preservation & Restoration Grants
Quester chapters are encouraged to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of historical artifacts, buildings and landmarks. Since 1973, grants for worthy projects have been available from the Indiana Questers organization, and are awarded in odd-numbered years. Complete guidelines and application forms can be found in the Members Only section of this website.
International grants are awarded in even-numbered years; see THE QUESTERS for more information.

2020 Indiana State Grant

 Grant to Josiah Wedgwood #196 to restore the upstairs area of the Canal House in Connersville to create a parlor-library in one part of the room with books from Indiana authors of all generations.
2018 Indiana State Grants

Grant to Conner's Trail #665 for tinted windows at the Carmel Clay Historical Society Monon Depot Museum, located at 211 1st Street SW, Carmel, IN 46032, to reduce UV damage to their artifacts.

Grant to Josiah Wedgwood #172 for the restoration of the Fritz Conwell painting
and frame circa 1939 on display at the Fayette County Historical Museum,
Connersville, Indiana.

Fritz Conwell painting before and after restoration

2017 Indiana State Grants

Grant to Mattsville Pike #1466 for the Period Garage Door Restoration, circa 1930-1940, located at Maplelawn Farmstead, 9575 Whitestown Road, Zionsville, IN 46077.


Four Chapters, Clement Studebaker #842, Portage #338, Mishawaka #196, and River's Bend #528, combined for the Challenge Windmill Restoration, circa 1913-1915, located at St. Patrick's County Park, 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend, IN 46637.


Grant to Josiah Wedgewood #172 for the restoration of steel American Kitchens Cabinets and Philco refrigerator, on display at the Fayette County Historical Museum, Connersville, Indiana.


2015 Indiana State Grants

Grant to Lockerbie Square #333 for the restoration of two back parlor chairs, circa 1870's, and a DAR certificate signed by Caroline Scott Harrison, circa 1890. Both projects are located at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Three chapters, Wills Plum Grove #1415, Door Prairie La Porte #274, and Elizabeth Miriam Clyburn #437 combined for the Restoration of the Silo Cap at the La Porte County Home Barn located on State Highway 2 West, La Porte, Indiana.


Interior restoration of the Erie Stillwell Commuter Coach #2331, circa 1926, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Connersville, Indiana by Josiah Wedgewood #172.


2013 Indiana State Grant

Portage #338 requested and received $1500 for the restoration of five pieces of Oliver Family needlework. They are on display in Copshaholm, the Oliver family home which now operates as a house museum as part of the Center for History in South Bend, Indiana.
Three of the pieces hang in the Wells bedroom. The framed embroidery of a basket of flowers is silk on heavy paper which is 13 inches by 16.5 inches. It dates to the early 1800's. It was purchased by the Oliver Family between 1928 and 1940 from the Old Print Shop in New York, one of the premier art retailers in the United States.
The passion flower with a rose is a 10.5 inch by 12 inch framaed silk embroidery on silk which also dates to the early 1800's. This needlework is in the worst condition and requires extensive conservation work.
The framed mourning embroidery is silk on silk and measures 8 inches by 10.5 inches. It is of a woman with a gravestone, dating to the early 1800's.
Moses and the Ten Commandments is an 18.5 inch by 29 inch cotton embroidery on canvas. It enjoys a prominent position hanging near the entrance to the Library.
The Sampler is a 21 inch by 24 inch framed silk embroidery dated 1815 and signed by Elizabeth Green who may have been an extended member of the Oliver family. It hangs in the Nursery which is being used as an office, so is not currently on public display.