The Washington Post published an article today about the efforts of President Lincoln’s Cottage, Library of Congress, National Museum of American History, and Ford’s Theater to bring The Lincoln Financial collection to Washington, D.C. The collection is currently housed at The Lincoln Museum, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which will close its doors June 30, 2008.
“Group Hopes to Bring Lincoln Collection to Washington”
By Jacqueline Trescott
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 25, 2008; Page C01
“Four major Washington institutions are jointly pursuing an extensive collection of materials related to Abraham Lincoln and his times with hopes of bringing it to the capital.
The Library of Congress, the National Museum of American History, Ford’s Theatre and President Lincoln’s Cottage have formed a partnership to obtain the collection of the privately owned Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind. The museum is closing next week after 77 years of operation.”
Read the full article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/24/AR2008062401472.html