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Latest News 08.04.21

2021 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture

McMurtry Lecture: Influences that Shaped Abraham Lincoln Presented by David S. Reynolds September 14, 2021   7 p.m. EDT via Zoom Please register in advance: https://bit.ly/McMurtry21   The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana Announces the 2021 McMurtry Lecture with Professor David S. Reynolds: What were the influence ...

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 05.17.21

An Interview with Lucas Morel regarding his book Lincoln and the American Founding

An Interview with Lucas Morel regarding his book Lincoln and the American Founding   Columbia's Noblest Sons LN1110 Sara Gabbard:  I have always been fascinated by the fact that Lincoln’s “four score and seven” years spoken at Gettysburg referred back to 1776.  I would have thought that bringing “forth a new nation” would hav ...