“A historical society is important in these small towns because it saves what might be lost.” Cary Hull moved to Chester in 1976 upon purchasing an old Victorian with a lot of history. Her next-door neighbors were members of the Chester Historical Society and soon after so was Cary. She now serves as president and oversees the saving of so many of Chester’s stories. Like the fact that Chester residents knew how to survive during the great Depression. Their town was able to stay afloat through hard work and perseverance, unlike so many other small towns around them. Cary has done several interviews for the Chester Historical Society’s ongoing Oral History program, is always available to help at the farmer’s market, and has written many successful grants for both the Chester Historical Society and Friends of Chester Public Library.