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Hayes Easter Egg Roll

Hayes Easter Egg Roll

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420

Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 12 - 2 p.m.

Kids are invited to an afternoon of fun on Saturday, April 8, at the annual Hayes Easter Egg Roll, which replicates the White House Easter Egg Roll that Rutherford B. Hayes started when he was president.

The egg roll is from noon to 2 p.m., and kids and their families can stop by any time during that time to participate. The event is geared toward kids ages 3-10, but kids of all ages are welcome.

Kids are asked to bring three hard-boiled, colored eggs to use in the traditional egg games, which will take place on the Hayes Home lawn. These are the same games played at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Kids ages 3 to 10 can also bring a pre-decorated egg to enter in the decorated egg contest. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, story reading, a craft and corn hole toss.

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and be available to take photos with event participants.

In the event of inclement weather, some of the activities, including corn hole, story time and the craft activities, will be moved into the museum.

President Hayes started the first White House egg roll during his administration. Before that, kids played egg games on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building on Easter Monday. Congress, however, banned the event because of the mess, so Hayes allowed it to be moved to the White House.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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