PAINESVILLE, OH, March 29, 2022 —The James A. Garfield National Historic Site will be holding an Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 pm (weather permitting). Hosted by First Lady Lucretia Garfield, this free, family-friendly event includes various activities, egg hunts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny in addition to the egg roll. Origami artists will be also be featured along with balloon twisters.
As one of the oldest and most beloved events in presidential history, children have enjoyed gathering on the west grounds of the U.S. Capitol building to roll decorated hard-boiled eggs down the terraced lawn for over 140 years and the egg hunt at Garfield’s site is modeled after that tradition. Although Garfield was only President for 200 days, he participated in the White House Egg Roll in 1881.
“We are proud to recognize Lake County as the home of President Garfield and I look forward to the annual Egg Roll that is held there; one of their most attended events,” said Lake County Commissioner. John Plecnik. It typically draws over 500 participants every year. Plecnik will be in attendance this year to present certificates to the event winners. Please click here to view the entire news release.