Historic Sites and Homes in Charlestown
an illustrated talk by Carl Zellner
Historian of the Charlestown Historical Society
April 8, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum.
Carl Zellner has identified most of the historic homes and sites in Charlestown, and in this presentation will rapidly progress through some 120 photographs of the sites and explain their significance – Charlestown is 385 years old, with history found around every corner.
Carl Zellner lived in Charlestown for 30 years and created a significant library of knowledge on the people, monuments and sites of our town. Carl spent months collecting and photographing the historic sites in Charlestown, which he will share with us on Tuesday, April 8.
Discover where the plaque is located that commemorates Charlestown resident Elizabeth Foster Goose, who wrote “The Old Woman who lived in a Shoe”. Learn about the Memorial to the Victims of 9/11, who lived in Charlestown. Find the site of the Great House built in 1629 by an advance party, to house the new government of the Massachusetts Bay Company, which was authorized by the Crown.
Carl’s presentation will include all the churches, cemeteries, and schools of Charlestown.
Charlestown men and women were involved in every major military event, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil war, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq etc. Learn where and how our veterans are remembered. Many distinguished Americans were born and or lived in Charlestown, including benefactors who had colleges or Universities named after them: Harvard, Tufts, Carleton, Colby, and Doane.
Carl will also share the homes of the many influential and important people who lived in Charlestown, such as the resident of the Swallow Mansion on Cordis Street, the home with the four Greek columns.
Do not miss this opportunity to see the complete visual history of Charlestown, without the rain, snow and hail!.
Sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society, open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
The event will be held in the Education room of the Bunker Hill Museum on Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00