2021 Symposium Events

We are pleased to announce details of the 2021 Benjamin P. Thomas Symposium Banquet, which will all take place virtually on February 12, 2021 (Friday) and February 13, 2021 (Saturday). You may access all of the streaming content for free here on this page, on the ALA’s Facebook page, and on the ALA’s YouTube channel.  … 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

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

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.

Mr. Lincoln and Mrs. Partington

by Dr. James M. Cornelius Was Abraham Lincoln a rube or a well-read man? His brief meeting with one of England’s wealthiest and oldest aristocrats casts an interesting light upon this debate. The young Marquis of Hartington, heir to the Duke of Devonshire and representing a cotton-manufacturing district, held a junior post in Lord Palmerston’s … Read more

Teaching Abraham Lincoln in the Classroom

The Abraham Lincoln Association has financially supported the development of educational materials for the use of teachers in the classroom.  Those materials are now online and may be accessed below: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War: A Document-Based Unit for the High School Classroom Curriculum developed by Richard Schwartz, Coordinator, Social StudiesWhippany Park High School, … Read more