Wendy Allen Award

Each year, The Lincoln Forum presents at its annual symposium a special award to a Lincoln or Civil War institution or organization that has achieved widespread recognition for bringing learning, scholarship, and enlightenment to a wide public.  The award comes in the form of a framed color print of an original Lincoln painting by acclaimed Gettysburg-based artist Wendy Allen, who generously makes her work available for the honorees.


Past winners include The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library in Starkville, Mississippi, The Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, California, New York's Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln, Illinois, and the Gettysburg Foundation in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


Applicants are invited to send a summary of their recent achievements—attendance—programs—and innovative outreach.



Chairman Harold Holzer

Jonathan F. Fanton Director

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

47-49 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065

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Harold Holzer, Sarah Watson, Wendy Allen & Jon White

Past Winners

2021 The Lincoln Fellowship of



2020 No award given

2019 The Looking for Lincoln Heritage             Coalition, Springfield, IL


2018 International Lincoln Center at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA


2017 Friends of the Lincoln Collection of         Indiana, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN


2016 The Gettysburg Foundation,  

    Gettysburg, PA

2015 The Lincoln Heritage Museum,

    Lincoln, IL

2014 The Gilder Lehrman Institute,

    New York, NY

2013 The Ulysses S. Grant Association, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

2012 The Lincoln Memorial Shrine

    Redlands, CA

The 2021 Wendy Allen Award was presented to The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania (l to r) Harold Holzer, Forum Chairman; Stephen Herr, President of the Lincoln Fellowship; Jonathan White, Forum Vice-Chairman; and Wendy Allen, Artist and Vice-President of the Lincoln Fellowship, 
Lincoln 189 by Wendy Allen
Created for the Wendy Allen Award of The Lincoln Forum