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Town’s history rooted in cemetery; take Halloween tour

New Canaan’s history is rooted in the Sellecks Corners Cemetery. Take a Halloween tour of it on Oct. 31, 2018 to find out more. A cemetery tour will be led with Patricia Funt Oxman on Halloween. — Contributed photo
New Canaan: Get into the spirit of Halloween Oct. 31 on the 4th Annual Historical Society Cemetery Tour led by board member Patricia Funt Oxman.
The tour leaves by van from the townhouse at the Historical Society at 1 p.m. for Sellecks Corners Cemetery, where there are genealogical roots of New Canaan and environs represented among graves.
These include the Scotts of Scott’s Corners, the Cody family known for the Cody Drug Store, a few Civil War veterans, and the Sellecks, for which the cemetery was named. The tour includes the Sellecks Corners Chapel, opened in 1851.
After the tour there will be seasonal refreshments and a short talk with local author Patricia Brooks, who has written a number of books on the final resting places of noteworthy people.
Tickets are $25 for the tour from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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