Carl Zellner

carl zellner

The officers and directors of the Charlestown Historical Society are sad to announce the passing of Carl Zellner. 

Carl was a long time board member and Historian of the society. 

Carl and his wife, Virginia, retired to Virginia a few years ago, but Carl remained very involved with the Charlestown Historical Society as well as other Charlestown organizations. 

He would spend hours upon hours researching genealogy for anyone who had a connection to Charlestown and was instrumental in the acquiring of historic artifacts for the society, most recently a civil war pistol. 

He returned to Charlestown several times a year to host lectures for the society and recently held a program on famous homes of Charlestown – it was the most successful Charlestown Historical program to date.

Carl loved Charlestown, but he also loved his family.  He spent his last days with his daughter and her family down the cape.


Tom Coots, President, Charlestown Historical Society