Indiana group seeking Lincoln artifacts

FORT WAYNE, Ind. 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.

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