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 03.02.20

Lincoln Art Contest

Theme: Reimagining Lincoln We want to see Lincoln through your eyes! Reimagine the 16th president using any medium of your choice. Eligibility: Any Indiana student, ages 10-14 years old Submission: Entries must be received by March 22, 2020. Each entry must include an artist’s statement that explains what was used to create the piece and ...

Next Event 09.08.20

2020 McMurtry Lecture

The 2020 McMurtry Lecture will be presented by Dr. Allen Guelzo. Dr. Guelzo will be speaking on ""Lincoln and Democracy." Due to Covid restrictions, the event will be held on Zoom with additional information published here.

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 07.13.20

An Interview with Harold Holzer Regarding His New Book The Presidents vs. the Press

Sara Gabbard:  When in relationship to the timing of writing your marvelous Lincoln and the Power of the Press did you decide to write a book which would explore “the Endless Battle between the White House and the Media from the Founding Fathers to Fake News? Harold Holzer: The idea first struck me during the 2016 presidential campaign, when ...