Fort Wayne collection preserves impressions of Lincoln for the ages
By BOB CAYLOR of The News-Sentinel
Here's a pleasing twist: Closing the Lincoln Museum has exposed thousands more visitors to the items it contained.
After the Lincoln Museum, operated by a foundation that was an arm of Lincoln Financial Group, closed in 2008, its holdings were divided between the Indiana State Museum and the main Allen County Public Library.
Now, 150 years after the 16th president was killed by an assassin, the people entrusted with Fort Wayne's vast Lincoln collection are quickly creating digital images of its holdings and opening them to a much larger audience.