If you are interested in antique history, preservation & collecting please read the below….and think about attending!

FRIDAY, April 4 and SAT., April 5

Registration deadline is March 14 for $35 then $45.

Questers and guests

We are privileged to start State Day Friday, April 4 at 6 – 7:30. Kerry Dixon speaks on history of Morrill Hall on Iowa State University campus and the process of renovation, Questers will get to see two interesting museums in Morrill Hall, the Christian Petersen Art Museum and the Clothing and Textile Museum. The Art Museum’s exhibition will be “Illuminating Perception: Explorations of Light and Shadow” by Mac Adams. The Textile and Clothing Museum’s display is “Uniformity: Passions, Perceptions, Purposes,” by Questers for Fay Hill’s President’s Project of which is about uniforms.

Sat., April 5, we will meet at Seven Oaks. outside Boone. Questers and guests will have a unique opportunity to see some high quality European vintage lace. Handcrafted Native American items sold at train stations in the early 1900’s, Roseville pottery, compacts and vintage toys of cars, trains and planes.
First speaker will be Rosemary Harris, who will introduce us to Neta Snook. Neta built her own airplane in Ames, IA and taught Amelia Earhart to fly. The Neta Snook Quester chapter is going to share some of the memorabilia they have of Neta’s.

Next Misty McNally will tell us about her new book, “Kate Shelley: Heroine of the High Bridge” which explores the real Kate Shelley and her extraordinary life connected with trains in Boone County, IA.

Our luncheon speaker is Louise O’Donnell of Ames, who will present material based on the Slater Historical Society’s 2012 exhibit, “Getting Hitched: Weddings in Small Town Iowa”. We will get to see three wedding dresses dating from as early as 1911. We will also have three wedding dresses from Questers. There are going to be some surprise gifts to be given
away from a local organization.

For registration forms, check Iowa Questers web page, or e-mail the co-chairs, Alma at or Fay at

We promise it will be an adventure

The Questers is a non-profit International Organization, which was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens. Its major objectives are to stimulate an appreciation of antiques and their collection, and to encourage and support grants for the preservation and restoration of existing historical buildings and landmarks locally, statewide and internationally.

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