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 01.10.22

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research: Now Open!

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research Now Open at the Allen County Public Library 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 p ...

Next Event 11.13.2021

Teaching About Lincoln and His Times: A Conversation

Teaching about Lincoln and His Times: A Conversation (A Professional Development Opportunity for Educators) will occur on Saturday Nov. 13 at 1-3 pm EDT at the Allen County Public Library. 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 12.02.21

Book Review: The Calculus of Violence by Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Sheehan-Dean, The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War   For decades, historians have debated whether the American Civil War was the first modern, total war, foreshadowing the World Wars of the 20th Century, or whether it was more akin to the limited wars of the 18th Century. In his thorough study, The Calculus of ...