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.

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Civil War Christmases, Lincoln at the Library

Civil War Christmases For Americans, there was little “peace on earth” on the Christmases of 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864. But even as the Civil War raged, the holiday was celebrated in soldiers’ camps and civilian homes North and South and in the Lincoln White House.  Join us at the Allen County Public Library’s Main […]

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Lincoln Symposium Panel 2018

The Measure of Character in Leadership: Has it Changed Since Lincoln’s Time? Thursday, October 25, 2018 7 pm Main Library Theater, Allen County Public Library Fort Wayne, IN Panel Members: Paul Helmke, former Mayor of Fort Wayne Jo Young Switzer, retired Manchester University President Magistrate Judge Susan Collins, Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court Panel […]

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2018 McMurtry Lecture

“A New Vision for America: Re-thinking Ulysses S. Grant” Presented by Ronald C. White Ronald C. White is a New York Times Best Selling Author of 3 biographies on Abraham Lincoln and is the author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant which became an instant New York Times Best Seller in October […]

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History Speaks – Highlights from the Lincoln Collection

History Speaks – Highlights from the Lincoln Collection July 9-September 2 Allen County Public Library (Main Library) Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery Open during library hours Highlights from the Lincoln Collection will be on display in this very special exhibit in the Krull Gallery at the Allen County Public Library. This collection is open to the public, free […]

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Civil War Roundtable Presentation

July 9, 2018:  Hon. Roger B. Cosby on “The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trials & Their Aftermath.” Hon. Roger B. Cosbey will be exploring the trials, Mary Surratt’s role, and the argument of if the trial was fair. The presentation will be held at the downtown Allen County Public Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in […]

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The 2018 Rolland Lecture

Artist Wendy Allen will present the 7th annual Rolland Lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. In “Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit,” she will explore her 35-year experience creating portraits of Abraham Lincoln.

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Tributes to Ian Rolland

Ian Rolland, the long-time Fort Wayne business leader who died July 1, had a long-standing respect for Abraham Lincoln. He spent a lifetime preserving the legacy of our 16th President.

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Williams Collection of Lincolniana Donated to Mississippi State

Frank and Virginia Williams have donated their magnificent private collection of Lincolniana to Mississippi State University. In addition, they have established an endowment which will provide for curation of the collection and also fund an annual Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Lincoln and Civil War Studies at the University.

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