On Oct. 6, 1866, the world’s first train robbery took place at the edge of Seymour.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Charlotte Sellers will present a program, “The Reno Gang: The 150th Anniversary of the First Train Robbery,” at the Seymour Library, 303 W. Second St.
Attendees will learn the known details and folklore regarding the robbery and the local criminals who did it. Sellers also will tell what happened to the robbers and what is known about the vigilantes who tracked them down.
Sellers, the current Jackson County genealogist and a former county historian, has written for history and genealogy publications.
Registration is preferred for seating for the program by going to myjclibrary.org/events or calling 812-523-4636.
This event is one of many Jackson County Public Library programs designed to celebrate the Indiana bicentennial this year.
Information: Becky Brewer, the library’s head of information services, at 812-405-1833