In recent posts, I’ve been covering the upcoming closure of the famed Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, scheduled for June 30. The museum serves as a repository of priceless Lincoln artifacts, including documents, photos, and literally tens of thousands of reference materials which Lincoln scholars have used for decades in research.
Now a committee made up of members of the Friends Of The Lincoln Museum is seeking comments from the public about the closing. The committee is asking for letters of support and is also soliciting any ideas about how to keep the collection in Fort Wayne. The members of the committee remind anyone that the submitted ideas must be constructive and realistic, considering the position taken by Lincoln Financial, the operator of the museum.
An informal meeting is scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 10, with its purpose to bring together individuals and groups who are interested in the future of the museum collection.
Comments and letters should be sent to:
Friends of the Lincoln Museum
P.O. Box 7863
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-7863
This information is courtesy of WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana.