Lincoln items move to Allen Co. library in May - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Lincoln items move to Allen Co. library in May

Fort Wayne - Curators will begin moving a collection of Abraham Lincoln memoribilia valued at over $20 million to its new home in May.

A portion of the collection from the Lincoln Financial Foundation will be moved to the Allen County Public Library, a few blocks away in downtown Fort Wayne.

It is considered the world's largest private collection of memorabilia from Abraham Lincoln's personal and presidential life.

Library Executive Director Jeff Krull says the most valuable pieces will be kept in the library's environmentally-controlled fine book room. The move should be completed by June.

The library will house mostly books, manuscripts and clippings. Other artifacts will be moved later to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

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