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 09.23.19

Panel Discussion: Lincoln and America Divided: Then and Now

Join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019 for a panel discussion "Lincoln and America Divided: Then and Now" featuring panelists Dr. Katherine Fleck, Paul Helmke, and Gene Policiniski. The event will be at 7:00 pm in the Theater Allen County Public Library, Main Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This event is free and open to the public. ...

Next Event 11.07.2019

Panel Discussion: Lincoln and America Divided: Then and Now

Join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019 for a panel discussion “Lincoln and America Divided: Then and Now” featuring panelists Dr. Katherine Fleck, Paul Helmke, and Gene Policiniski. The event will be at 7:00 pm in the Theater Allen County Public Library, Main Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This event is 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 10.14.19

Interview with Jason Emerson Regarding his new book, "Mary Lincoln for The Ages"

Interview with Jason Emerson Regarding his new book, "Mary Lincoln for The Ages" Sara Gabbard:  Your book is defined as “an analytical bibliography.”  Please explain how you chose this particular approach. Jason Emerson: This approach — this entire book, in fact — really just came about organically. While I was preparing for publica ...