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1970 - 1980

Award Granted 1971-1972

With the recommendations of the membership, the parlor of the Moross House in Detroit was chosen as the recipient of the first Michigan Quester Historical Preservation Project. Two large antique mirrors were placed over twin fireplaces. Andirons and a pair of girandoles for the mantle completed the project. The Moross House is now in private hands. - $1,310

Award Granted 1972-1974

The members of the Michigan State Historical Preservation Committee, selected library furnishings (six chairs, a dictionary stand and a hanging lamp) for the Watrousville Museum in Caro as the second State project. Quester members were urged to submit recommendations for future projects. - $1,000

yerkeshouseAward Granted 1973-1977

The dining room of Yerkes House, Mill Race Village in Northville was furnished with eight mahogany chairs, a large round mahogany table, a marble topped Victorian table, a Victorian mirror and two lamps, a mahogany sideboard and a 9x12 foot Oriental rug. As a finishing touch, an 1840 Waterford epergne was added. These pieces were bought at auction at DuMouchelle’s with $1250 from State funds and contributions from the 76 Michigan chapters. - $2,500

Award Granted 1977-1979

 Six keyhole shaped, Tiffany-type stained glass windows at the Hackley House, Muskegon were restored. Michigan Chapters were asked to contribute to reach the goal of $2000 for this project. - $2,000

hackleyhouseIn 1979 a slide presentation was assembled illustrating the first four projects.

On October 4, 1979, the Michigan State Organization of the Questers was granted the Michigan Historical Society’s Award of Merit for State and Chapter donations of funds, time and effort toward historic preservation.

Award Granted 1979-1980

Among the furnishings for the dining room of the Crocker House, Mt Clemens was a Scottish Victorian Sideboard ca. 1860, a Windsor-type child’s high chair, a dark maple Gooseneck rocking chair, a Bradley and Hubbard lamp with a nautically themed shade and a walnut drop-leaf table. - $1,500

The State Preservation and Restoration Fund was established to encourage historical preservation within the State of Michigan through the participation of local Quester chapters. It is financed through voluntary contributions from Quester members and chapters. Applications for grants are submitted to the Immediate Past State President, the Chairman of the Grants Committee. Awards are made in the even years.