210 South Quince Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5534
When Jesse Elizabeth Bardens, the founder of The Questers was asked, “What is a Quester?” she gave this answer: "A Quester is a socially well-adjusted intelligent person who has curiosity, enthusiasm, imagination and a good memory. For the powers of the mind are memory and imagination for without memory, we have no past, without imagination, no future.” She also said, “A Quester spends time constructively, does research about the history of antiques and collects knowledge. Sooner or later the “Bug Bites.” and they have acquired a hobby and are collectors.”
In 1944, Mrs. Bardens formed the first chapter of Questers among her co-workers. They met at her house during their lunch hour. From that time on, Questers has grown and grown. There are now Quester Chapters in 41 States in the United States and in 2 Canadian Provinces.
All Questers Chapters welcome new members (see the Chapters page for a meeting near you.)