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Mar 15, 2021 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association (WHHA) has released a comprehensive offering of online events and activities to celebrate the springtime tradition of the White House Egg Roll.
The Association’s annual Official White House Easter Eggs featuring President and Dr. Biden’s two dogs, Major and Champ, are also now on pre-sale.
NEW Online Egg Roll Games and Activities Include:
The Virtual White House Easter scavenger hunt includes fun facts about the history of the Easter Egg Roll, the White House and the people who have lived in the Executive Mansion. Using the new 360-degree virtual tour of the White House, this interactive egg hunt will challenge players to find ten “fun facts” about the history of the Easter Egg Roll placed throughout the Executive Mansion. A “fill in the blank” educational worksheet can be completed when all the “fun facts” are located. Completed worksheets can be submitted for a chance to win one of five commemorative 2021 wooden egg sets.
Egg Roll Bingo includes a printable bingo card that incorporates educational resources and suggested springtime activities.
Printable Coloring Page features a 2001 painting depicting John Phillip Sousa conducting the U.S. Marine Band at the 1889 Easter Egg Roll.
Design Your Own Commemorative White House Easter Egg Roll Set allows you to design your own version of the commemorative Official White House Easter Eggs using a provided template. This activity also includes a chance to write about the theme of your designed eggs.
Springtime Reading List includes topics such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, gardening, and spending time outdoors.
Easter Egg Roll Digital Jigsaw Puzzle uses an image of the South Lawn at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 1982.
History of the White House Easter Egg Roll includes articles/images about the first Egg Rolls and the evolution of this historic event.
“We are thrilled to continue our long tradition of celebrating the holiday with these beautiful wooden White House Easter eggs that feature special members of the Biden family, Major and Champ,” said Stewart McLaurin, President of the WHHA. “While families around the country continue to social distance, we’re confident that this year’s virtual event series, and the personalized nature of the eggs featuring President and Mrs. Biden’s family pets, will offer a spirit of celebration.”
This year’s Official White House Easter Eggs features images of President and Dr. Biden’s two German Shepherds, Major and Champ, and an Easter Rabbit wearing a protective face mask. The eggs also include an image of the President and First Lady’s signature.
The Egg Roll dates back to 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes agreed to open the White House the Monday following Easter to all children who wanted to roll Easter eggs. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. Wooden eggs soon became the official White House Egg Roll keepsakes. The eggs are designed to reflect the special theme of each year's event and are inscribed with the signatures of the President and First Lady.
Official 2021 Easter Egg sets are now available for sale online at shop.whitehousehistory.org.
Official White House Easter Egg Set: $34.95
Official 2021 Gold White House Easter Egg: $14.95
Official 2021 Blue, Green, Pink or Purple Eggs: $8.50
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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 nonprofit, nonpartisan 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.