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 06.10.19

Summer 2019 Lincoln Lore

Summer 2019 Lincoln Lore will be available online throughout the summer with articles by Harold Holzer on his book Monument Man, Mark B. Pohlad on Josephine Cobb of the National Archives, Frank Williams on Edwin Stanton, an interview with Jay Winik and one with Kate Masur, and a specialty piece on the Lincoln Monument by Ed Breen and on Lincoln, ...

Next Event 09.16.2019

The 2019 McMurtry Lecture

Jay Winik will be presenting "Lincoln and April 1865: The Month that Saved America" based on his book by the same title.

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 07.15.19

200 Years Later

210 Years Later By Ed Breen The Lincoln Memorial, Ed Breen In February of this year, we marked the 210th birthday anniversary of America’s secular saint, Abraham Lincoln, although it can be hard to separate it from the car, furniture, carpet and indoor spa sales that have somehow become barnacles on the birthday cake. And we Hoosiers, along ...