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Mar 15, 2019 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association (WHHA) will be selling the Official 2019 White House Easter Eggs beginning on March 15, 2019. Additionally, the limited-edition wooden eggs will be given as gifts to children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 22, 2019. The eggs will be available for purchase to the public while supplies last.
Official 2019 White House Easter Egg
The WHHA is the exclusive retailer of the 2019 American-made eggs and is honored to donate a number of eggs to the White House Easter Egg Roll for the second consecutive year. The Official 2019 White House Easter Eggs are inspired by the rich colors found in the White House State Rooms and gardens: the Green Room, the Blue Room, the Red Room, the Vermeil Room, and the Rose Garden.
Individual eggs, in blue, green, pink, and red, retail for $8.50 each; the vermeil egg retails for $14.95. The full set of five eggs retails for $34.95. Eggs will be available for purchase at WHHA’s retail stores:
The White House History Shop
1610 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Federal holidays)
The White House Visitor Center
1450 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Monday-Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).
The White House Historical Association is also pleased to offer an assortment of new Easter merchandise, including the 4th annual Anna Weatherly Easter egg, a classic Easter basket, and a tote bag featuring artwork from artist Katherine Barnwell.
Purchases of all WHHA products, including the White House Easter Eggs, support the Association’s nonprofit, nonpartisan mission to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion and educate the public on the history of the White House.
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History of the White House Easter Egg Roll
The first annual White House Easter Egg Roll was held on April 22, 1878, after President Rutherford B. Hayes agreed to open the White House grounds on Easter Monday to children who wanted to roll Easter eggs. Music played by the United States Marine Band is also a highlight of the event started in 1889 by President Benjamin Harrison. Learn more here.
About the white house historical association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $50 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.