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 11.12.18

Fall 2018 Lincoln Lore Online

Fall 2018's Lincoln Lore is now available to view online and download as a PDF. Previous Lincoln Lores are also continually being added online to the Lore Archive. ...

Next Event

2019 Lincoln at the Library

There will be an announcement of the 2019 lineup for The Allen County Public Library's Lincoln at the Library programs.

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 11.12.18

What I Did Last Summer: Ed Breen, Vice President of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection, Visits the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Sites

By Ed Breen Joe Judd sat behind the counter of his used book store at 303 Lincoln Avenue on the west side of Charleston, Illinois,  and talked about what it meant to him and others in town that their town was among the seven communities across the Illinois landscape where the future of the United States of America was argued,  discussed, and d ...