Meet the Collector, Dwight Schaaf, at the Grand Opening: March 4 & 5 and April 15 from 1:00-5:00 PM at the Greentown History Center,
103 East Main Street, Greentown, Indiana.
Our Featured Exhibit for 2017
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Abraham Lincoln
A 50-Year Private Collection by Dwight Schaaf

Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President during the years 1861-1865. He was one of four presidents who were assassinated while in office.

Mr. Schaaf stated, "The impact Lincoln made on our country is unrivaled."

Dwight Schaaf's love of all things "Lincoln" isn't just because of his grandmother giving him a scrapbook about Lincoln at the age of 14. It is not just that Lincoln is our most known president, but because of what Mr. Lincoln stood for: his honesty, his integrity and simply the man he was. If you read some of Mr. Lincoln's letters, you will agree that he was a most eloquent writer. He revealed what was in his heart. He was a man you could respect.

One of the pieces in the collection is a Lincoln bust dated 1890 (see the left picture below). Another prized piece is the replica of Lincoln's life mask. Dwight's collection has hands from the original cast made by Leonard Volk in 1860--during Lincoln's campaign for the U.S. Senate. You will notice the cast of Lincoln's right hand is noticeably larger than his left hand, which was swollen due to shaking hands with so many people during his presidential campaign.
• A large, old Lincoln $5 bill,
• bookshelf filled with books about Lincoln (see the left picture below),
• Lincoln playing cards,
• a rare 3-by-4 foot velvet Lincoln painting (the large frame in the picture below), reportedly by a circus painter, dated 1934.
• a large mosaic puzzle of original Civil War photos that make a portrait of Lincoln
• many unique Lincoln items in display cases
• a large display wall filled with Lincoln pictures (right, below).

Regular exhibit hours are Saturdays and Mondays from 1 to 4pm and Sundays from 2-4 pm.

Admission is free, and the facility is handicap-accessible.

Public and home-schooled students are welcome.

Hours by appointment may be made by contacting Mr. Schaaf at 765-438-1186 or 628-2035 or the History Center 765-628-3800 and via e-mail:
There are many novelty items on display:
Dwight Schaaf