– The fifth annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll will be held Saturday, April 15from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas. This event is free and open to the public.
The egg hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m.when the siren sounds, so plan to be early! Additional activities include the egg roll, games, face painting, bunny photos, scavenger hunt, and the 4-H petting zoo!
“We are pleased to once again partner with the Abilene Parks and Recreation department along with the Eisenhower Foundation in hosting this event. It’s a great opportunity for the community to gather on the grounds of the Eisenhower campus and enjoy the fun and games with their families,” states Tim Rives, acting director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
“We look forward to this event every year. It truly is a joy seeing the kids cover the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library campus,” states Jane Foltz, director of the Abilene Parks and Recreation Department.
The Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll is modeled after the White House Easter Egg Roll that began in 1878. The Egg Roll is one of the oldest annual events in White House history, although the event was canceled over the years during times of war and austerity. The Egg Roll resumed in 1953 during the Eisenhower Administration and under Mamie’s direction was open to all children regardless of race for the first time.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Eisenhower Foundation, Abilene Parks & Recreation Department, and the City of Abilene partnered to establish this annual event for the community. Support is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation Stars & Stripes Sponsors and the outstanding volunteer groups. The volunteer organizations include the Abilene High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Student Council (StuCo), local 4-H and National Honor Society students.
|About the Eisenhower Presidential Library|
|The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, please visit eisenhowerfoundation.net.|