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Lincoln Events at the Allen County Public Library and Indiana State Museum


Lincoln as a Hoosier: Race, Politics, and the Sixteenth President

Presented by Nicole Etcheson

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2 pm

Allen County Public Library

Hoosiers like to think that our greatest president derived his greatness from his youth growing up in Indiana. In fact, Abraham Lincoln rejected many of the values of 19th-century Indiana. Indiana was a Democratic state; Lincoln was a Whig. Indiana was a black law state, with legal discriminations against African Americans; Lincoln's policies as president would end the black laws. Lincoln left Indiana at age 21 and like many a youth, he choose a path for his adult life that differed from his childhood.


Annual Rolland Lecture

May 18, 2016, 7 pm

Allen County Public Library

Randy Shepard, retired Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will give the fifth annual Rolland Lecture. His lecture will celebrate both the bicentennial of the State of Indiana and the move of the Lincoln family to Indiana that same year. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Lupke Foundation.


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To view a comprehensive list of Lincoln-related events happening across the country, visit the Events Calendar on the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation website.