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Richard Hileman, a researcher and author of the Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study, will present "The Search for Nancy Hanks: A Historical Wild Goose Chase, Mitochondrial DNA, and the Maternal Ancestry of Nancy Hanks Lincoln" on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The Nancy Hanks Lincoln mtDNA Study and new historical evidence reveal the surprising truth Lincoln concealed about his mother's family and ancestry. The program will be begin at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Allen County Public Library's Main Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne. Items from the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection will be on exhibit. This free lecture is part of the Lincoln at the Library program series.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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