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We invite you to be a part of the exciting times ahead by joining with The Abraham Lincoln Association and its members in celebrating the birth of Abraham Lincoln and continuing the Association’s tradition of leadership in disseminating the remarkable story of Abraham Lincoln.

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Founded in 1908

The Abraham Lincoln Association was incorporated more than a century ago by a prominent group that included the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, a former Vice President, U.S. Senators and Representatives, Governors, and newspaper executives.


To observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career.


The Abraham Lincoln Association publishes the Journal of The Abraham Lincoln Association and a newsletter, supports Lincoln scholarship with awards, celebrates the anniversary of President Lincoln's birth with an annual symposium and banquet in Springfield, Illinois, and hosts Lincoln events.

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The Abraham Lincoln Association

Today the Association continues to fulfill that mission by celebrating and commemorating the life of Abraham Lincoln on his February 12th birthday. The Association hosts a Symposium at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, free and open to the public. The Symposium features leading Lincoln scholars as speakers who have presented new and exciting work concerning Lincoln. The Association also hosts an annual Banquet featuring famous speakers. The Association has a history of publishing materials related to the life of Abraham Lincoln. Twice a year, it publishes the Journal of The Abraham Lincoln Association, the only journal devoted exclusively to the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. It also publishes For The People, a quarterly newsletter of the Association. Both of these publications are sent to members and placed on the Associations website. The Association’s greatest publishing contribution is The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln the landmark, eight-volume collection of the words of Abraham Lincoln.