"It's Fun to Search and a Joy to Find"
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

 Our Mission is Simple...
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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The time is approaching for “The Best Program” contest.  Make sure you are preparing your chapter submission(s).  Each chapter is encouraged to submit one or more entries, following the criteria for judging, found under Forms in the Members Only section at www.ArkansasQuesters.com website.The winning chapter will receive $50 for its P&R fund.  The two runners-up will receive Honorable Mentions.  You may e-mail your submissions, with photos attached if applicable, or you may send them to me via USPS prior to the convention.

Dorothy Sanders
1st Vice President Arkansas Questers
PO Box 325
Melbourne, AR 72556
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 As outlined in paragraph 13 of the Questers State Policies Document, a contest for the “Best Chapter Yearbook” will be held each year at the Spring Annual State Questers Convention. The State 2nd Vice President will be contest Chair and will select two (2) others to assist. None of the judges may be from the same chapter. A prize of $50 for the winning chapter’s P&R fund will be awarded. Two (2) certificates of Honorable Mention will also be awarded. The judging criteria are set forth in the official Arkansas Questers Yearbook Judging Form available under the "Members Only"/"Forms" tabs. All the information a Quester needs about their chapter should be contained in the Yearbook.  It is also judged on its overall appearance.

Copies (3) of your Quester Yearbook may be mailed to:
Elaine Rooney
Questers 2nd Vice President
10 Thursby Lane Bella Vista, AR 72714

Be sure to visit the 2016 State Convention page for news of the convention.
The link to the registration form for is located there.
You can also access it here:
For the latest news (updated 02/02/2016) from Connie Fetters, CLICK HERE.
To access a copy of the registration form, CLICK HERE.
When you register at the hotel, use code:
ASQ to get the special rates.

The forms will be corrected to reflect the change.

through the past and into the future"

(LAST UPDATED 01/28/2016)

February 2016 Web message

Gee whiz . . . . It is already February 2016.  If you stay in Arkansas for the winter, perhaps you are cleaning closets, sorting what to keep and what to toss (which is a major decision to make, when you are a Quester). Maybe you’re checking out your genealogy. I have some papers somewhere that I promise myself to get into soon.  By now, most of us have given up on our New Years resolutions. We ate our black-eyed peas, so all will be good, right? February is the perfect time to make a Questers resolution. Talk it up with your chapter members and friends and plan to visit Bentonville for your Questers State Spring Convention. It is going to be a wonderful event. The convention committee is very creative and has many terrific ideas in the works.  Our Questers International president, Ginger Robbins will be in attendance so we want her to experience what a great State organization we have.  Complete details and the registration form are found on the Spring Convention page.

Now . . . . While you are cleaning out you closets, commit to donating an item to our convention Silent Auction fundraiser. It should be an antique or vintage and a minimum of $25.00 in value. You may be tired of looking at it . . . . . while one of us will be thrilled to own it. Our bi-annual Silent Auction’s are used to generate funding for our state general fund.  Only Quester members are allowed to participate in these fundraisers. It is our Preservation and Restoration Fundraiser that may include the public.  Your chapter will decide on an item of which to sell chances to win.  This could be a gift card for a restaurant, spa, or retailer. It might be a ‘Themed Basket” or some other creative idea your chapter comes up with. As in the past, this should have a value of $75 to $100. Remember, we are trying to sell a lot of chances, and to involve our friends and neighbors in this opportunity to win.

Our newsletter ‘ The Arkansas Trav’ler’ will be posted here on our website around the third week of February. This will include more convention information, P&R fundraiser information and updates of chapter activities from around the state.

Quest on  . . .


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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