• The Ontario Chapter of Questers

We Have the Answers for All Lovers of History, Antiques & Touring Historic Sites

The answer is become an Ontario Quester.

The Questers Organization was founded in 1944 by Jessie Elizabeth Bardens, has approximately 650 chapters and 10,000 members in the U.S. & Canada, and supports preservation & restoration projects.

Quester Members:

EXPLORE the world of antiques

DISCOVER something new at every meeting

COLLECT buttons, classic cars, paperweights (you name it, we collect it!)

SUPPORT a Scholarship and a Fellowship in Preservation and Restoration

ENJOY following the Questers motto: “It’s fun to search and a joy to find.”

VISIT interesting places

MEET the experts in all kinds of fields

VIEW interesting collections

HELP non-profit historical organizations

Interested in Joining Our Chapter?

If you’re someone who has curiosity, enthusiasm, and imagination, you might want to know more about Ontario Questers and how to join us.

Quester Quiz Corner: When an antique porcelain piece is said to be “clobbered”, what does it mean?

Answer:  In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when pieces of Chinese export porcelain were sent to European  factories to have decoration put on with additions such as bordering, foliage, figures, animals, birds or full landscapes or scenery, there was sometimes a disregard for the old underglaze blue and white decorations as if it wasn’t there.  When a European artist embellished a piece too much or without skill, the object was considered “clobbered”.