Attention and High Praise for New Burlingame Book

Abraham Lincoln Association President Michael Burlingame’s most recent book, An American Marriage: The Untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, was published in June by Pegasus Books and continues receiving substantial praise and attention. Here’s a sampling of recent press attention of note: A review in the Illinois Times: “House divided: The marriage of … Read more

Michael Burlingame’s New Book

Michael Burlingame’s new book, An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, is now available. It addresses the troubled character of Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary, and her influence over the 16th president has long divided scholars. You may read recent reviews of the book in The Times, the New York Post, … Read more

Lincoln Cottage to be Rebuilt

The original cottage where Abraham Lincoln and his family lived before it was expanded into what we now call the Lincoln Home will be reconstructed and opened to visitors under an initiative by The Abraham Lincoln Association. The ALA launched a $400,000 fund drive to acquire land in the 600 block of Eighth Street between … Read more

Lincoln Log Podcast Launches

The Abraham Lincoln Association launched its first original podcast, Lincoln Log. The podcast series is hosted by various ALA directors interviewing leading historians and other officials about their stories, research, and wisdom. All podcasts are available for free on the ALA’s website here, through various podcast platforms (including iTunes and Spotify), and also on the … Read more

Welcome to The Abraham Lincoln Association

Welcome to The Abraham Lincoln Association The Abraham Lincoln Association was organized in 1908 to spearhead the national celebration of Lincoln’s one hundredth birthday. Today the Association continues this tradition by bringing in distinguished speakers to commemorate Lincoln’s birthday, and presents an afternoon Symposium featuring leading Lincoln scholars.

Russell Lewis Jr.

“The history community has lost a true champion and the ALA has lost a good friend and member of our Board of Directors with the death of Russell Lewis, Jr. We send our condolences to his family.” ~ Bob Willard