Library sponsoring Quaker presentation

The Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Meetinghouse archivist plans to present details about how Quaker congregations helped in the early settlement of Jackson County during a program at 2 p.m. March 6 at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St.

Mary Rose Wicker Bassett will talk about the history of the development and the southern Jackson Township area with facts gleaned from the historic Driftwood Meeting records.

Registration for this free program is preferred by March 2. To register, visit myjclibrary.org/events or call the Seymour Library at 812-523-4636.

Bassett previously served in efforts to save a pre-Civil War cemetery in Monroe, Louisiana, but has lived in Seymour since 1993.

She keeps record of the Sandcreek-Azalia Meetings and is concerned with the preservation of three local cemeteries, Old Driftwood, Driftwood (also known as Friends Cemetery) and New Driftwood (also known as Quaker Cemetery).

The library plans to present a number of Indiana and Jackson County bicentennial programs this year, including history, crafts, poetry, postcards, local characters and more.