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 12.20.19

4th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest

4th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest for High School Students If you could transport yourself back in time to when the Civil War Amendments were created, what additional amendment would you have written in order to increase the chances that the United States of 2020 would be a nation without racism?   For submission and essay ...

Next Event 2020

Lincoln at the Library 2020

The 2020 Lincoln at the Library series will consist of three dynamic programs and presentations. Check back for more information and dates in early 2020.

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 02.10.20

A Right Smart Get Out

A Right Smart Get Out by M. Kelly Tillery Logan Circle Philadelphia 71.2009.083.2382 It is difficult to imagine, much less fully appreciate, that in June of 1864 the democratic republic as a form of government was extremely rare and under siege.  This nation was the only large democracy, other than Britain, though that nation restricted the ...