"It's fun to search and a joy to find"
Welcome to the Ohio Questers website, part of Questers International. There's so much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us.
The Questers preserve and restore things from the past for the benefit of the future. We love history, educating ourselves and others, and collecting. Our shared knowledge and experiences with like-minded individuals often promote lifelong friendships. Enjoy the quest!
All Quester members belong to a Chapter that meet at least once a month usually from September through May. Local Chapters come together to form their State/Provincial Quester groups and all are part of the International Quester organization. At Chapter meetings the highlight is a program focusing on a collection, historic story or historic site, often presented by a Quester member, local collector or other expert. A meeting may take place in a Quester home, public place or at a historical site like a museum. State/provincial meetings focus on a theme at a larger, accessible venue, sometimes at a historical venue.
The yearly Quester International Convention enhances the experience for members with tours, speakers, and mini lyceums. The popular tours highlight the convention hosts unique history and historical sites, along with emphasis on local Quester preservation and restoration projects. A virtual Chapter is in the planning.
How do I benefit by being a Quester?
A Quester member belongs to a Chapter that has monthly meetings with programs which educate, stimulate and captivate interest through trips, speakers, and workshops. Chapters may hold joint meetings to socialize and share programs. At the State or Provincial level, there are yearly meetings which include educational opportunities as well as meeting fellow Questers. As a Quester, there are often opportunities to go behind the scenes at Museums and Historic sites.
Many Quester Chapters are also involved in local Preservation and Restoration projects in their communities. Chapters may apply for an International, State or Provincial Grant to support these projects. They also do local fundraising for the projects. All donations made by individuals to The Questers are tax deductible.
Every year there is an International Spring Council hosted by a different Quester State or Province with many program opportunities. The Annual Council Meeting is held at the Spring Council.