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Arkansas State Capitol, construction started 1899 -- completed 1915
The Old State House began as the Territorial Capital in 1833. Arkansas attained statehood in 1836. The Old State House was completed in 1842 and thus became the State Capitol building.
Wolf House, Norfolk, AR, Circuit Court of Territoral Arkansas in early 1800s, oldest log structure in Arkansas

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to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the efforts of The Questers, an international non-profit organization, and individuals with an interest in the research and study of antiques, historic preservation and restoration, and education.

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through the past and into the future"

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
(LAST UPDATED 05/02/2016)

May 2016 Web meage

We missed you

You missed it! You really did miss a wonderful Spring State Convention. For those of you who enjoyed your time in Bentonville,                                                     please excuse me as I brag on my convention committee and give those not in attendance a brief recap of just what they missed.

Friday at 1:00PM, Alice McElwain, historic quilt expert and Arkansas’s only certified quilt appraiser gave a very interesting presentation about the use of tobacco pouches and other commercial packaging materials that were used to make quilts when times were tough and other fabrics hard to come by. Very ingenious women they were back then.
                   
The “Stories in Stone” cemetery walk presented by the Benton County Historical Society followed this program.  We were transported to the Bentonville Cemetery where a Civil War widow in full mourning dress met us. She guided us to various graves, while sharing the customs of a widow following the Civil War. A Confederate soldier approached our group, came to attention, and presented arms at the gravesite of a fallen Confederate soldier, taking us back in history.  This was so well done it was truly a flashback in time.                      

Friday evening began with a Social Hour, which featured a table of various objects of antiquity that we were challenged to identify.  This was also a time for early bidding for the Silent Auction and for admiring our chapter P&R fundraiser items. After a delicious dinner, 10 Quester members acted as models for a fantastic fashion show provided by The Building Boutique in Bentonville.  The outfits were gorgeous and models and guests alike had a great time.
  
After dinner, you found everyone hanging out at our Slumber Party playing games, adult coloring, mingling and enjoying après beverages and snacks.   
 

Saturday began with a sunrise walk and visit to the Skyspace on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum.

The Council meeting was called to order at 9:00AM. At this time, all the chapters presented their annual reports. You can get a lot of great program ideas from these newsy reports. Before lunch, we were treated to a “Treasures and Trivia” power point presentation given by Connie Fetters that revealed the names and uses of the mystery items displayed Friday evening.  This brought lots of Ahhhs.  The awarding of P&R opportunities put huge smiles on those winners present. Lunch was served at noon and then the chuckles began as State Representative Sue Scott delighted us with her program “Unexpected Treasures of a Lifetime”.  We finished the day with the announcements of the Silent Auction Winners.

International Questers President Ginger Robbins was our special guest at convention.  Her presence, our terrific programs and entertainment along with the awarding of door prizes throughout the entire two days made for a most exceptional event indeed.

Many Thanks go to convention coordinator Connie Fetters and her imaginative team. They made 2016 a spring for treasured memories.

Quest on . . .


Camille


What if?
You had to start each day with no memory, record or treasure of the past ?

Historians neglected to educate the public ?
Adults failed to interest younger generations in the past? 
No one ever challenged the research of historians ?
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