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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4th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest

4th Annual Lincoln Collection Essay Contest Civil War Amendments During the Civil War, there were three amendments passed. The 13th Amendment banned slavery and involuntary servitude. The 14th Amendment defined a citizen as any person born or naturalized in the United States. The 15th Amendment prohibited governments from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote […]

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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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Harriet Tubman Presented by Kathryn Harris

Kathryn Harris, retired library services director at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois, and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.  Ms. Harris will portray Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman on Sunday, April 28. Programs begin at 2 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A-B at the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library.  The […]

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Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium

The Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Association will take place February 11-12, 2019 in the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. The opening address will be delivered by Professor Brian Dirck of Anderson University at 6:00 pm (CST), Monday, February 11, 2019. His latest book, The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death […]

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Winter 2018 Lincoln Lore

Winter 2018’s Lincoln Lore is now available online as a PDF here. The entire list of Lincoln Lores, dating back from 1929 to the present is available in full text-searchable PDF’s for download on the Lincoln Lore Archive.  

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‘This Hallowed Ground’: Abraham Lincoln and the Battlefield Dead

Brian Dirck, Professor of History at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.  Dr. Dirck will present “‘This Hallowed Ground’: Abraham Lincoln and the Battlefield Dead” on Sunday, December 8. Programs begin at 2 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A-B at the Allen County Public Library’s Main Library.  The programs are free and open to the public. For […]

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President Lincoln’s Shrines and Circuses: How Lincoln Commemoration Shaped the American Museum Movement

“President Lincoln’s Shrines and Circuses: How Lincoln Commemoration Shaped the American Museum Movement” Presented by Thomas D. Mackie, Jr. Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Meeting Rooms A- B, Allen County Public Library, Main Library   Americans’ memory of our 16th president dominates the over 70 museums, historic sites, archives, and libraries devoted to […]

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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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