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Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the "National Review" and well-known biographer and historian, will present the 2017 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19th, in the theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. His lecture, titled "Abraham Lincoln and His Fathers," is based on his 2014 book "Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln" and will explore Lincoln's respect for and admiration of the Founding Fathers. A reception will follow the lecture.
The 2017 McMurtry Lecture is presented by the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana and sponsored by Steel Dynamics Inc. and PBS39 Fort Wayne. The program is free and open to the public.Read More
Our 16th president's words of December 1, 1862, clearly apply to Ian Rolland: "Honorable alike in what we give and in what we preserve." The long-time Fort Wayne business leader and philanthropist had a long-standing respect for Abraham Lincoln, and he spent a lifetime preserving Lincoln's legacy. Thanks to Ian's leadership and fundraising efforts, Lincoln National's $20 million collection of Lincoln artifacts remains in Indiana as the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, jointly curated by the Allen County Public Library and the Indiana State Museum. We are grateful for the leadership that Ian Rolland exhibited throughout his lifetime, and our thoughts are with his family.
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Lincoln Collection of Indiana. Since its first issue was published
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