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 are thrilled to announce that the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research is officially open. 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 02.02.23

New Exhibits Open at The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research has unveiled three new exhibits on February 20, 2023. The three new exhibits are Immigrants & the Civil War, The Lincoln Boys, and Union Soldiers. Below are the features of each exhibit. Immigrants & the Civil War: The Immigrants & the Civil War case features images of German, Irish, Swedis ...

Next Event 10.04.2023

2023 McMurtry Lecture

“The Pursuit of Freedom in a ‘Free’ State: The Emancipation Proclamation’s Significance to African Americans in Indiana” by Enda Greene Medford

On Display Now

Lincoln Collection Items

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research exhibit is available for public viewing any time the Center is open.

Latest Lore 06.13.23

Lincoln & Eisenhower: A Comparison

Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower were strangely alike in some respects—kindred spirits. I have often wondered about the nature of this interesting correspondence in my research about presidents. I have been working on Lincoln more or less continuously since I wrote my book Father Abraham twenty years ago.