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Join us at the Allen County Public Library's Main Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, for the second 2018 Lincoln at the Library program. Roger Billings, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University's Salmon P. Chase College of Law, will present "Lincoln, the Power of Pardon, and the 1862 Sioux Uprising," an exploration of the military trials of 303 Sioux prisoners following the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota and Lincoln's pardoning of all but 38 of the men condemned to death. Related items from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection will be on display.
The program will be held in Meeting Room A on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Read More
Artist Wendy Allen will give the 7th annual Rolland Lecture in the Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15th. Her presentation, titled "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit," will explore her 35-year experience creating portraits of Abraham Lincoln.
The event is sponsored by the Lupke Foundation and is free and open to the public.Read More
The Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana, which supports the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, was awarded the Wendy Allen Award by the Lincoln Forum at its 2017 Symposium held in Gettysburg November 16-18. The award is given annually to a Lincoln or Civil War institution or organization that has achieved widespread recognition for bringing learning and scholarship about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era to a wide public. The Friends received this framed, signed print of an original Lincoln portrait by acclaimed Gettysburg-based artist Wendy Allen.
In recognizing the Friends, the Forum applauded the group's role in publishing the scholarly magazine Lincoln Lore, creating educational programs and sponsoring a Lincoln essay contest for high school students, offering Lincoln-themed public programs at both the Allen County Public Library and the Indiana State Museum, funding acquisition of new materials for the collection, creating the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection website, and raising funds and making plans to establish the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research at the Allen County Public Library.
Lincoln Lore is the publication of the Friends of the
Lincoln Collection of Indiana. Since its first issue was published
in 1929, Lincoln Lore has been a respected resource on all
things Lincoln. It has now been redesigned to be better than
ever, with listings of Lincoln events and special features in
addition to outstanding articles and interviews. Published
three times each year, Lincoln Lore is one benefit of
Friends membership. To learn more about the Friends and how
to become a member, and to receive your free issue of Lincoln
Lore, click on "READ MORE."
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