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

Thomas D. Mackie, Jr., formerly Director of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Dr. Mackie will present "President Lincoln's Shrines and Circuses: How Lincoln Commemoration Shaped the American Museum Movement" on Sunday, February 24.

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 01.14.19

“One War at a Time”:  Abraham Lincoln and the Monroe Doctrine in Latin America

Jason H. Silverman Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America und Mexico, 71200908501056 The darkening clouds of Civil War were not all the portentous developments that newly elected Abraham Lincoln faced when he arrived in Washington, DC.  With the United States seemingly weakened by deep internal divisions, the European empires made one last attempt ...