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 04.04.19

2019 Rolland Lecture

Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt: A Conversation on Presidential Leadership Presented by Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds May 16, 2019, 7 p.m. Main Theater, Allen County Public Library Both Lincoln and FDR faced and overcame nation-threatening crises during their presidencies—yet approached their leadership challenges from completely dif ...

Next Event 04.28.2019

Harriet Tubman Presented by Kathryn Harris

Kathryn Harris, retired library services director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois, and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Ms. Harris will portray Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman on Sunday, April 28.

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 04.15.19

"Just the Wood out of which Washington Presidents are Carved": Electing Lincoln in 1860 by Alan Guelzo

The day after Abraham Lincoln came from behind a well-populated field of potential candidates to win the Republican party’s nomination for president of the United States, an “annoyed and dejected” Thurlow Weed packed his bags and prepared “to shake the dust of the city” of Chicago “from my feet.” Weed was the long-time editor of the ...