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Mar 08, 2023 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association’s Official White House Easter Eggs are now available ahead of this year’s White House Egg Roll on April 10. Since 1981, the wooden eggs have been the official keepsake of the Egg Roll and offered for sale at the event, in the Association’s stores and online shop at shop.whitehousehistory.org.
This year’s set includes five vibrantly colored eggs featuring colors chosen by the first lady and two whimsical imprints. The imprint on the pink, orange, aqua blue, and green-colored eggs depicts the North Portico of the White House with decorated Easter eggs. The “Biden Blue” egg included in the set, features a special Easter Bunny imprint with First Pets, pup Commander and cat Willow. Signatures of the president and first lady are printed on the back of the four colored eggs and Commander and Willow’s paw prints are featured on the back of the “Biden Blue” egg. In addition, the Commemorative Gold Easter Egg features the imprint of a festive bunny.
“The White House Easter Egg Roll has been an American tradition for nearly 140 years,” said Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association. “These wooden eggs are part of this longstanding tradition.”
Purchase an Official White House Easter Egg Set, Commemorative Gold Easter Egg, and other Easter and spring inspired retail products offered by the White House Historical Association.
The Official White House Easter Eggs can be purchased online and at these locations:
The White House History Shop, 1610 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
The White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Mayflower Hotel Pop-Up Shop, 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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To speak with a historian about the White House Egg Roll or Official White House Easter Eggs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE: History of the White House Easter Egg Roll and tradition of wooden eggs
The White House 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.
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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 $115 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.