New Exhibits Open at The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research has unveiled three new exhibits on January 29, 2024. The three new exhibits are Gettysburg, Indiana Civil War Soldiers, and Wartime President. Below are the features of each exhibit.


Our “Gettysburg” case features photographs, postcards, a songster, a map, a newspaper clipping, and more. These items tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Learn more about the battle, its impact, and the memory of those fateful days. This case also includes a bust sculpted in 2007 by Fort Wayne native Willis S. Clark.

Indiana Civil War Soldiers:

Among the featured items in our “Indiana Civil War Soldiers” case, you will find photographs, letters, documents, and 3-D items. Explore what it meant to be a Hoosier soldier during the Civil War, from enlistment to discharge and reunions. In this case, you can expect to see John Wilkins’s journal and many more items from our Hoosier soldiers.

Wartime President:

Finally, our “Wartime President” case includes photographs, songsters, and pamphlets, among other items. Through these items, learn more about the decisions made by President Abraham Lincoln as he led the nation through a Civil War. One featured item, in this case, is on loan from the Indiana State Museum and is an 1864 campaign pin.