The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection curated both in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites and in Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library. Activities of the Friends include: publication of Lincoln Lore; outreach to schools through onsite and offsite education programs; a Lincoln Essay Contest for high school students; a Lincoln Art Contest for elementary and middle school students; public programs at both the Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites and the Allen County Public Library; funding for new acquisitions and preservation of the Collection at both sites; and responsibility for this website.

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The Rolland Center

The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection and the Friends of the Lincoln Collection opened the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research in January 2022 at the Allen County Public Library. The Center provides a space to explore the Lincoln Collection through a variety of physical displays, digital kiosks, and even a projection room that shows collection items in 180 degrees.

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Latest News 01.30.24

New Exhibits Open at The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research has unveiled three new exhibits on January 29, 2024. The three new exhibits are Gettysburg, Indiana Civil War Soldiers, and Wartime President. Below are the features of each exhibit. Gettysburg: Our “Gettysburg” case features photographs, postcards, a songster, a map, a newspaper clipping, and more. T ...

Next Event 06.19.2024

2024 Rolland Lecture

"Abraham Lincoln, Juneteenth, and the Power of the Emancipation Proclamation" presented by Jonathan White

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Lincoln Collection Items

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research exhibit is available for public viewing during the Allen County Public Library open hours.

Latest Lore 04.24.24

From the Collection: German-Americans in the Civil War Era

From the Collection: German-Americans in the Civil War Era Kayla Gustafson and Jessie Cortesi In honor of German-American Heritage Month in October, librarians at the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research launched a new digital exhibit on lincolncollection.org highlighting items in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection related to German-Ameri ...