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.

Latest News 02.04.21

2021 Lincoln at the Library

Mary Lincoln and Poetry Presented by Jason Emerson Please register in advance for this presentation: Abraham Lincoln and poetry are known to have a strong connection to each other, but what about his wife, Mary? Throughout history, Mary Lincoln has been the subject of numerous poems, both flattering and s ...

Next Event 02.21.21

2021 Lincoln at the Library

The 2021 Lincoln at the Library by Jason Emerson will be given virtually on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2 pm EDT. Register in advance by clicking "details" below.

On Display Now

Lincoln Collection Items

These Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection items are on display now at the Allen County Public Library in the Fine Book Room Vault...

Latest Lore 11.09.20

An Interview with Eric Foner about his new book:  The Second Founding:  How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Sara Gabbard:  Please explain the significance of the fact that “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation” was added to the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Eric Foner:  The fact that each of the Reconstruction amendments ends with a section empowering Congress to enforce its provisions illustrates t ...