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 01.11.19

Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium

The Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Association will take place February 11-12, 2019 in the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. The opening address will be delivered by Professor Brian Dirck of Anderson University at 6:00 pm (CST), Monday, February 11, 2019. His latest book, The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Deat ...

Next Event 02.24.2019

President Lincoln's Shrines and Circuses

Americans' memory of our 16th president dominates the over 70 museums, historic sites, archives, and libraries devoted to him. Scattered relics hoarded by groups of devoted Lincoln followers in the 19th and early 20th century created a pattern for his public memory and these museums' collections, fashioning a merger between reverential shrines with circus sideshows or dime museums. Lincoln museums are so extensive in number and diverse in form that they provide a sampling of the entire public museum movement in America. Thomas Mackie is the former director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He currently teaches at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. Lincoln at the Library programs are isponsored by the Friends of the Allen County Public Library. They are free and open to the public.

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 01.21.19

From The Collection: Lincoln Family Objects

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