If you like antiques, you'll love The Questers



The purpose of The Questers is to educate by research and study of antiques and to donate funds to the preservation and restoration of memorials, historic buildings and landmarks. Our purpose is based on the following belief:

“Through the discovery and knowledge of antiques, we can bring the past to life and profit by the experiences of previous generations.” Jessie Elizabeth Bardens, founder

The Questers is a non-profit international organization founded in 1944. Today there are approximately 900 chapters in the United States and Canada with 69 chapters throughout Michigan.


At our chapter meetings, members learn about antiques, meet experts in the field, share and view members' exciting collections, and visit interesting historic sites, museums, and antique shops.

Chapters are formed with eight members or more and have eight meetings a year. In addition, there are two state-wide meetings members are invited to attend and an International Convention held at various locations around the United States and Canada.


Funds to support historic preservation are raised through trips, sales, raffles, educational luncheons, and more, all centered on antiques and history. Michigan Quester chapters have also received grants from the International Questers preservation and restoration fund.

Interested in joining a chapter near your home?

Or starting a new chapter? Contact us for further information. You won't be disappointed!