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Fremont's Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center lets kids roll into Easter

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It was Ohioan Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States, who inadvertently started a White House tradition in 1978 when he granted permission to a child to play egg-rolling games on the White House lawn. To this day, the White House Egg Roll has become an annual event.

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You don't have to travel to Washington, D.C. to give your children the opportunity to participate in an Easter Egg Roll. Just head to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, April 19 where they will be hosting the Hayes Easter Egg Roll on the grounds of Hayes' Spiegel Grove estate. It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Cleveland to Fremont.

Hayes Easter Egg Roll Taking place from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., all children 3-10 are invited to compete in a variety of egg-rolling contests. There will be prizes awarded in four age categories. Each child will receive a pass to the Hayes Home or Hayes Museum, a balloon and treats.

Admission to the event is free but children are asked to bring three hard-boiled colored eggs than can be used by the child in the egg-rolling contests. There will also be an Egg Decorating Contest. To participate, a child must bring a 4th hard-boiled colored egg.

Other activities at the Hayes Easter Egg Roll include face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.

For more information about the Hayes Easter Egg Roll call 419-332-2081 or get online at

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at 1 Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. Fremont is 85 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive.