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 09.13.22

2022 Rolland Lecture

Rolland Lecture Series: Agency & Urgency: Lincoln, the Black Community, and the Fight for Emancipation and Citizenship The 2022 Rolland Lecture is now available for viewing here Presented by Susannah Koerber  September 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST Allen County Public Library Main Library, Theater on Lower Level 2 The Friends of the Linc ...

Next Event 11.23.22

A Lincoln Collection Christmas

Come to The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research for a special exhibit highlighting historic items depicting Christmas in Abraham Lincoln’s time.

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Lincoln Collection Items

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

Latest Lore 04.04.22

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research by Emily Rapoza Download as PDF On the morning of January 10, 2022, The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research officially opened its doors and ushered in a new chapter for the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection. This new immersive, interactive, and informative space embodies the main goals of the Lincoln ...