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 10.16.20

2020 Lincoln at the Library

Join us for a free virtual presentation of Lincoln at the Library at 2:00 pm EDT on October 25th.   Leading up to the 2020 election, the political atmosphere is incredibly divisive. Elections in the past weren’t the same…or were they? Dr. Nicole Etcheson is the Alexander M. Bracken professor of history at Ball State University who will be l ...

Next Event 10.25.20

2020 Lincoln at the Library

The 2020 Lincoln at the Library will be given by Dr. Nicole Etcheson will be given virtually on Sunday, October 25, 2020 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 10.19.20

Interview with David S. Reynolds regarding his new book "Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Time"

Sara Gabbard:  You excel  in putting historical figures into the context of their times.  In terms of date of birth, Abraham Lincoln was born on the cusp between Enlightenment and Romanticism.  Were there traces of both in his life? David Reynolds: He was shaped by both movements. From the Enlightenment, he derived his interest in reason ...