LERNA, Ill. – Celebrate a presidential tradition at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site on Saturday, March 24, from 1-4 p.m. with the site’s 2018 Easter Egg Roll.
Although President Rutherford Hayes hosted the first official White House Easter Egg Roll in 1878, children had been rolling their colored eggs in races since just after the end of the Civil War. The first reported White House egg roll was during Abraham Lincoln’s successor’s – Andrew Johnson’s – term in office, and by the 1870s it was a popular spring tradition for the children of the capital city.
Lincoln Log Cabin will again host the traditional egg roll, along with other period games, a craft activity, story time for children, and an Easter Egg Hunt this year, with designated times for different age groups for children 10 and under. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1:30 p.m.; the Egg Roll, with categories for differing age groups, begins at 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, a part of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, was the 1840s home of Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother, Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln. It is located eight miles south of Charleston and 14 miles southwest of Mattoon, Illinois.
For more information about this or other events at the site, call (217) 345-1845 or visit www.lincolnlogcabin.org.