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 08.05.21

2021 Lincoln at the Library

Abraham Lincoln: An Ordinary Man Made Extraordinary Presented by Anne Moseley September 19, 2021 2 pm EDT Please register in advance here The values each of us hold dear, and the choices we make as free individuals, are heavily influenced by what we draw from experience. An informed appreciation of history enables each of us to appropriate ...

Next Event 09.14.21

2021 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture: David S. Reynolds

The 2021 McMurtry Lecture, “Influences that Shaped Abraham Lincoln” will be presented on Zoom by David S. Reynolds on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at 7 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 09.22.21

An Interview with Richard Etulain

An Interview with Richard Etulain regarding his new book Abraham Lincoln: A Western Legacy Sara Gabbard: Please explain the series on South Dakota history which this book represents: Richard Etulain:  This book is part of the South Dakota Biography Series published by the South Dakota Historical Society Press.  In 1997, the ambitious an ...