Friday, December 12, 2008

Lincoln Artifacts Stay in Indiana

Lincoln Financial Foundation will donate its collection of Abraham Lincoln artifacts and documents to the State of Indiana, reports the newsroom of the Indiana State Museum.

Valued at more than $20 million, this is the world's largest private collection of memorabilia from Abraham Lincoln's personal and presidential life. It will be housed at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis and the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne.

Among the more than 20,000 items in the collection are signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment; three-dimensional artifacts including Lincoln's wallet and a chair he sat in for some of his most famous photographs; artwork; thousands of documents; photographs; prints and rare books.

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