Indiana group seeking Lincoln artifacts

July 17, 2008 8:03:40 AM PDT
A group that wants to keep the collection of a recently closed Abraham Lincoln museum in Indiana says it's is among the finalists to take over the collection. The Allen County Public Library and the Indiana State Museum have submitted a proposal to share the collection owned by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

The foundation closed its 77-year-old museum in Fort Wayne last month and decided to give away the 20 million dollar collection, citing poor attendance.

A group from Washington, D.C., also submitted a proposal.

The foundation says it's informing the finalists and will make a final decision late this year or early next year.

The collection of artifacts and documents on the 16th president includes a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.