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.

Collected Works

A multi-volume set of Lincoln's correspondence, speeches, and other writings.


The Journal of The Abraham Lincoln Association is the only journal devoted exclusively to Lincoln scholarship.

For The People

For The People, quarterly newsletter of The Abraham Lincoln Association. Podcast


The Lincoln Log podcast features leading historians and officials sharing their stories, research, and wisdom.

“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.

Lincoln's Springfield Cottage

The ALA launched a fund drive to design, construct, landscape, and furnish an accurate replica there of the original one-and-a-half-story, six-room Lincoln family dwelling.

Watch Night

A Celebration of Watch Night

Watch Night occurred the eve of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation,
December 31,1862.

Iles House Videos

Abraham Lincoln Essay Contest Winners Read Their Compositions, Fireside Chats & Porchside Chats.

Upcoming Events

2022 Symposium and Banquet in Springfield, Illinois

Mark your calendar - June 21, 2022 - Detailed information will be provided on this website as it becomes available.