What is a Quester?
In 1944, THE QUESTERS was founded by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens to further knowledge and education about antiques; and, to encourage the preservation, restoration and conservation of historic buildings, sites and antiquities. Jessie Elizabeth Bardens expressed, "The powers of the mind are memory and imagination: without memory, we have no past; without imagination, no future". She felt that a person's curiosity, enthusiasm, imagination and memory contribute to constructively acquiring information on our past and utilizing that knowledge to save our history for future generations.
Questers take great pride in their personal education about antiques and their collections, in sharing their knowledge and collections with other Questers, and, especially in the collection of a lifetime....friendships.