On Display Now

Three large exhibit cases in the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research are available for public viewing any time the Center is open. The displays cover three themes:

The Elections of 1860 & 1864

The Elections of 1860 & 1864 case features photos of Abraham Lincoln, Hannibal Hamlin, and Andrew Johnson. Other featured items include election tickets, inauguration materials, and a Lincoln-signed document to General William Tecumseh Sherman asking for the Indiana Soldiers to be sent home in order to vote. This case also includes a bust sculpted in 2007 by Willis S. Clark.

The Death of Lincoln

This display highlights assassination-related items and gives viewers an overview of the assassination, conspiracy, and burial of Abraham Lincoln. Featured items include photographs of the Peterson House, John Wilkes Booth, Reburial, and Funeral in Indianapolis.

Mary Todd Lincoln

The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection is the only collection in the world to have the Mary Todd Lincoln Insanity Files. This case gives a quick overview of Mary Todd Lincoln’s life and the struggles she dealt with, from the mourning of her sons to her own insanity trial. Featured items include documents of Robert Todd Lincoln’s Conservatorship of Mary, Mary’s letters to family, and a photograph of Mary Todd Lincoln with Abraham Lincoln’s “spirit.”


In addition to the three large exhibit cases, the Rolland Center also has a smaller case which is rotated more frequently. Check out this upcoming exhibit:

On Display in the Vault

Lincoln Occupations

Lincoln-Signed Documents