Living Room at Meadow Brook Hall

Stoney Creek Questers Help Preserve Meadow Brook Artifacts

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is home to an incomparable collection of more than 75,000 original artifacts. The collection features an awe-inspiring, stately and even colorful selection of fine art, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, carpets, glass, silver, costumes, textiles and so much more.

The Questers preservation group at Meadow Brook Hall
Left to Right: Carla Giddings, Diane Gurzick, Kathy Serafino, Marianne Raffin, Robin Wirthlin, Kathy Dennis, Jeanette Cooper, Gail Bothwell, Annie Williams, Jan Caloia. Members not present for photo: Betty Cole, Sharon Harris, Joann Mulso, Jackie Belanger, Betty-Jean Barthel, Peggy Kresge, Cricket Poland

The preservation and interpretation of the estate and its collection is critical, and has received a much-needed helping hand from a local group of volunteers dedicated to keeping history alive.

Eleven years ago, Stoney Creek #203 Questers received a Preservation & Restoration Grant from The Questers International to restore a painting at Meadow Brook Hall.

Since then, the chapter has received seven grants to assist Meadow Brook with various restoration projects. This year’s grant (along with monies from the chapter), paid for the replacement of upholstery that was in tatters on an antique settee.

Restoration of antique settee at Meadow Brook Hall


Over the years, this small chapter of just 17 dedicated members has donated over $10,000 and 1,500 volunteer hours toward Meadow Brook Hall’s preservation.

The Questers is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep history alive by supporting preservation, restoration and education.

Every two years, the organization awards over $90,000 in grants to assist U.S. and Canadian historic properties in their preservation and restoration efforts. The Stoney Creek chapter was formed April 1965 and is the oldest of four Rochester area Quester chapters.

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