Welcome to the Abraham Lincoln Association

The Abraham Lincoln Association observes each anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth; preserves landmarks associated with his life; and aids and promotes Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy.

Founded in 1908 to spearhead national celebrations of Lincoln's 100th birthday, the ALA remains the nation's oldest and largest Lincoln organization. The ALA continues commemorating Lincoln's birthday, hosting distinguished speakers, and presenting an annual symposium featuring leading Lincoln scholars.

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The Abraham Lincoln Association perpetuates the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln
through journals, accurate research, and other educational outreach.

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln -Volume III, "Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others" (April 6, 1859), p. 376.

Check out video and images below of some past ALA events, all designed to preserve
documentation and encourage study of Abraham Lincoln's complex legacy and life.

Upcoming Events

2021 Symposium and Banquet in Springfield, Illinois

Mark your calendar - February 12, 2021
Detailed information will be provided on this website as it becomes available.