2022 Rolland Lecture

Rolland Lecture Series: Agency & Urgency: Lincoln, the Black Community, and the Fight for Emancipation and Citizenship The 2022 Rolland Lecture is now available for viewing here Presented by Susannah Koerber  September 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. EST Allen County Public Library Main Library, Theater on Lower Level 2 The Friends of the Lincoln Collection […]

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Celebrate Juneteenth with a deal from Southern Illinois University Press!

Celebrate Juneteenth with essay collections edited by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard, now available as e-books! 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year 1865: America Makes War and Peace in Lincoln’s Final Year Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment Buy all three e-books for $10 each with the code FREEDOM10. Buy one or two […]

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The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research: Now Open!

The Rolland Center for Lincoln Research Now Open at the Allen County Public Library The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection and the Friends of the Lincoln Collection are thrilled to announce that the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research is officially open. The Center provides a space to explore the Lincoln Collection through a variety of physical […]

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2022 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture

McMurtry Lecture: Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President   The 2022 McMurtry Lecture is now available for viewing here.   Presented by Ronald C. White April 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. Allen County Public Library Main Library, Theater on Lower Level 2   The Friends of the […]

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Teaching About Lincoln and His Times

Teaching about Lincoln and His Times: A Conversation A Professional Development Opportunity for Educators Sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Collection Register in advance here What: A free event open to any elementary, middle, or high school teacher who is interested in discussing ways to teach about Lincoln and his times. When: Saturday, November […]

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2021 Lincoln at the Library

Abraham Lincoln: An Ordinary Man Made Extraordinary Presented by Anne Moseley September 19, 2021 2 pm EDT Please register in advance here The values each of us hold dear, and the choices we make as free individuals, are heavily influenced by what we draw from experience. An informed appreciation of history enables each of us […]

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2021 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture

McMurtry Lecture: Influences that Shaped Abraham Lincoln Presented by David S. Reynolds September 14, 2021   7 p.m. EDT via Zoom Please register in advance: https://bit.ly/McMurtry21   The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana Announces the 2021 McMurtry Lecture with Professor David S. Reynolds: What were the influences that shaped Abraham Lincoln? How did Lincoln […]

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2020 Lincoln at the Library

Join us for a free virtual presentation of Lincoln at the Library at 2:00 pm EDT on October 25th.   Leading up to the 2020 election, the political atmosphere is incredibly divisive. Elections in the past weren’t the same…or were they? Dr. Nicole Etcheson is the Alexander M. Bracken professor of history at Ball State […]

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5th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest

5th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest for High School Students How easy should it be for Hoosiers to vote in an election?   At times, there have been significant impediments to voting in the United States. In 1864, our nation was engaged in a civil war. In 2020, we are in the midst of a […]

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2020 McMurtry Lecture

2020 McMurtry Lecture Dr. Allen Guelzo Presents “Lincoln & Democracy” Register Early for this live lecture! September 8, 2020    7 p.m.

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Lincoln Art Contest

Theme: Reimagining Lincoln We want to see Lincoln through your eyes! Reimagine the 16th president using any medium of your choice. Eligibility: Any Indiana student, ages 10-14 years old Submission: Entries must be received by March 22, 2020. Each entry must include an artist’s statement that explains what was used to create the piece and […]

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Lincoln At The Library: December 8, 2019

The 2019 Lincoln at the Library Series will present its final program on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, at 2 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A-B at the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library. Brian Dirck, Professor of History at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, will discuss “‘This Hallowed Ground’: Abraham Lincoln and the Battlefield Dead.”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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2019 Rolland Lecture

Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt: A Conversation on Presidential Leadership Presented by Harold Holzer and Craig Symonds May 16, 2019, 7 p.m. Main Theater, Allen County Public Library Both Lincoln and FDR faced and overcame nation-threatening crises during their presidencies—yet approached their leadership challenges from completely different life and educational experiences.  One of them—Roosevelt—at least […]

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