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Easter egg hunt

An Easter piece of White House history

Over 150 years ago, then-president Rutherford B. Hayes started an obscure-but-hilarious tradition: the White House Easter Egg Roll. Hayes invited the children of Washington D.C. to come to the White House and roll hard-boiled eggs down the slopes of the front lawn at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, even as Congress had forbidden children from playing on the grounds of  the Capitol Building. On Saturday, March 30, children age 3 to 10 will be able to reenact this presidential tradition at the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont. Admission is free, but children are expected to bring three of their own colored and hard-boiled eggs — bring along an extra, embellished egg to enter in an egg decorating contest.

2pm - 3:30pm. The Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. 419-332-2081. www.rbhayes.org.

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